17 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

17 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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17 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  33​h
1
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Lamington National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Ipswich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Sylvan Beach and Red Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Woorim Beach and Banksia Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bribie Island trip builder tool .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Bribie Island is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bribie Island is 10 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December: high temperatures in Bribie Island hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire

1
night
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks and then head outdoors with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moreton Island online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to Moreton Island takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

#Outdoors
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Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, explore the activities along Myora Springs Conservation Area, then stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cylinder Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Amity Point Jetty, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Moreton Island to North Stradbroke Island in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake
Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

1
night
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Macleay Island Art Complex, shop like a local with Kara-Mia's Mosaics, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dalpura Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Macleay Island day trip planning site .

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Macleay Island in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Macleay Island

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Macleay Island Art Complex ©
Macleay Island Art Complex

1
night
Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
The Lamington National Park is a national park, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at O'Reillys Birds of Prey, then get great views at Bellbird Lookout & Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Darlington Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Lamington National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Macleay Island to Lamington National Park takes 4 hours. In December in Lamington National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Darlington Park, Bellbird Lookout & Circuit
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Darlington Park ©
Darlington Park

2
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Queensland Raceways and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hidden Vale Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Ipswich trip planner .

You can drive from Lamington National Park to Ipswich in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lamington National Park in December: highs in Ipswich hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Ipswich

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Hidden Vale Adventure Park ©
Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Queensland Raceways ©
Queensland Raceways

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bulcock Beach and Kondalilla Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maleny Dairies. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Gardners Falls). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Anzac Square, and get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning tool .

Getting from Ipswich to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Ipswich in December, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Bulcock Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kondalilla Falls
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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