15 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

15 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  28​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Mudgee
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  26​h
End: Birmingham

1
night
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas journey builder site .

Birmingham, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Birmingham to Port Douglas. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Kirra Beach. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
day
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary site .

Getting from Noosa to Port Macquarie by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Port Macquarie are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

2
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Burnbrae Wines, learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, then learn about winemaking at Burrundulla Wines, then do a tasting at Logan Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Farmer's Daughter Wines, then learn about winemaking at Moothi Estate, then do a tasting at Lowe Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Thistle Hill Organic Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mudgee trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Mudgee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Mudgee. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries

Side Trip

Apple Tree Flat
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Logan Wines ©
Logan Wines
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
Burnbrae Wines ©
Burnbrae Wines

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Mudgee to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Traveling from Mudgee in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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