17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Rockhampton
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Gold Coast

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural Bridge and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Spas, Belongil Beach, & more). On the 18th (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, see the interesting displays at Surf World Gold Coast, and make a trip to Snapper Rocks.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas
Zipline

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the activities along Champagne Pools and then explore the activities along Indian Head. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online tour itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

3
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum, then go for a walk through Bluff Point Walking Track, and then stroll around Anzac Plaza Emu Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, ponder the design of Keppel Kraken, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeppoon Main Beach, and finally get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Rockhampton in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Anzac Plaza Emu Park, Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park
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Yeppoon Main Beach ©
Yeppoon Main Beach
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon
Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park ©
Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park

3
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Amity Point Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach, and then stroll through Frenchman's Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our North Stradbroke Island tour builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rockhampton to North Stradbroke Island. When traveling from Rockhampton in April, plan for slightly colder days in North Stradbroke Island, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

3
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sun), get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

Planning Brisbane trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Brisbane in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Queens Park
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Distillery Tours
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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