15 days in Mooloolaba & Mount Gambier Itinerary

15 days in Mooloolaba & Mount Gambier Itinerary

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15 days in Mooloolaba & Mount Gambier Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Mooloolaba
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Mount Gambier
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

7
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Gerrards Lookout, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mooloolaba trip planner .

Brisbane to Mooloolaba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Mooloolaba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Yandina, Coolum Beach, Buderim Lions Park, Kondalilla Falls
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Penola (Sharam Cottage & Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre) and Coonawarra (Parker Coonawarra Estate, Majella Wines, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, enjoy breathtaking views from Centenary Tower, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Mooloolaba to Mount Gambier takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mooloolaba in December: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Port Fairy, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Beachport Surf Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 4:
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park

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