21 days in Brisbane & Ballina Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane & Ballina Itinerary

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21 days in Brisbane & Ballina Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 17 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Brisbane

17
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Opal Museum and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Attractions like Aqua Park Bli Bli and ScienCentre make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Caboolture (Caboolture Historical Village & Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology). Spend the 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, take a stroll through West End, take a memorable tour with Tours, and kick back and relax at Kings Beach.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Caloundra, Caboolture, Mooloolaba
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Bangalow Heritage House Museum & Cafe, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the waterfront at Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail, then enjoy the sea views from Richmond River Lighthouse, and finally get great views at Ballina Head Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Turners Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spooky Beach, then see the interesting displays at Yamba Museum, and finally stop by Kitchen To Table Pty Ltd.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ballina vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Ballina takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in January, Ballina is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Yamba, Bangalow Heritage House Museum & Cafe, Spooky Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
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Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve
Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral ©
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral

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