15 days in Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast Region & Brisbane Itinerary

15 days in Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast Region & Brisbane Itinerary

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15 days in Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast Region & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Albuquerque

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, then stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary builder website .

Albuquerque, USA to Noosa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Mooloolaba Beach and Sea Life Sunshine Coast. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Aqua Park Bli Bli, let the kids burn off some steam at Buderim Lions Park, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mooloolaba journey site .

You can drive from Noosa to Mooloolaba in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Mooloolaba sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Bli Bli, Buderim, The Ginger Factory, Kings Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Beerwah, use our trip itinerary maker.

Beerwah is just a stone's throw from Mooloolaba. In May, daily temperatures in Beerwah can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Mount Ngungun
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

1
night
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Witches Falls Walking Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, and then get your game on at TankRide.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tamborine Mountain holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Beerwah to Tamborine Mountain takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

TankRide
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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens ©
Witches Falls Walking Trail ©
Witches Falls Walking Trail

6
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Dreamworld (in Coomera), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning website .

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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