15 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
North Stradbroke Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
3
Tangalooma, Moreton Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Portland

8
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: James Overall Park (in Southport), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Portland, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Brisbane is 18 hours. In August, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Bee Gees Way, Moffat Beach, Wirreanda Park
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Cylinder Beach and Amity Point Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Naree Budjong Djara National Park and Myora Springs Conservation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island trip maker .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tangalooma.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake
Myora Springs Conservation Area ©
Myora Springs Conservation Area

2
nights
Tangalooma, Moreton Island

Tangalooma ©
Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma Island Resort (formerly known as Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort) is a resort on the west side of Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse, head off the coast to Moreton Island, and then make a trip to Tangalooma Wrecks. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tangalooma online vacation builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Tangalooma. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tangalooma

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Moreton Island
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

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