2 days in Gold Coast & Maleny Itinerary

2 days in Gold Coast & Maleny Itinerary

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2 days in Gold Coast & Maleny Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

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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.
You've added Sea World Theme Park, Sea World Whale Watch, Miami Marketta, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, stop by Miami Marketta, get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea World Whale Watch, try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, then identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach

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Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 25th (Fri), stop by Giddy and Grace, hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, then admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, and finally do a tasting at Maleny Mountain Wines.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maleny tour planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Maleny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Outdoors Wildlife Trails
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Giddy and Grace ©
Giddy and Grace

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