23 days in Greater Perth, Greater Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

23 days in Greater Perth, Greater Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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23 days in Greater Perth, Greater Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Rockingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wanneroo
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Manly
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bribie Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Tamborine Mountain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

2
nights
Rockingham

Rockingham ©
Rockingham is a local government area in Western Australia, south-west of Perth city centre and south of Fremantle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rockingham Beach and South Beach Recreation Reserve. Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Perth (Scitech & Kings Park & Botanic Garden) and Fremantle (St Patrick's Basilica & The Fremantle Round House). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Warnbro Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rockingham journey maker website .

Hong Kong, China to Rockingham is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, you will find days in Rockingham are warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wanneroo.

Things to do in Rockingham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth, Warnbro Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
South Beach Recreation Reserve ©
South Beach Recreation Reserve
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

4
nights
Wanneroo

Wanneroo ©
Wanneroo is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo.HistoryAs it is on the Swan Coastal Plain, the Wanneroo wetlands stretch parallel to the coastline and to the north and south of the suburb.EducationWanneroo contains three primary schools: East Wanneroo Primary School, Wanneroo Primary School and St Anthony's Catholic Primary School. Discover out-of-the-way places like City Beach and Mettam's Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Mullaloo Beach and Trigg Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Wanneroo side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & Illusionary Art) and Lake Claremont (in Claremont).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wanneroo day trip planning site .

You can drive from Rockingham to Wanneroo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off toManly.

Things to do in Wanneroo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trigg, Herne Hill, Lake Claremont, Mullaloo Beach, City Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 30th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nielsen Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Macquarie Lighthouse.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manly trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wanneroo to Manly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Wanneroo to Manly. While traveling from Wanneroo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Manly, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney, Mosman, Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sylvan Beach and Red Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bongaree Beach and Woorim Beach.

Discover how to plan a Bribie Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manly to Bribie Island. In February, daily temperatures in Bribie Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 5th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Amity Point Jetty, then stroll through Amity Point Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, and then have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our North Stradbroke Island trip maker .

You can drive from Bribie Island to North Stradbroke Island in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

3
nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Get outdoors at Tamborine Mountain and Curtis Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and Castle Glen Cellars. When in Tamborine Mountain, make a side trip to see O'Reillys Birds of Prey in Lamington National Park, approximately 58 minutes away.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamborine Mountain journey planner.

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Tamborine Mountain in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lamington National Park, Tamborine Mountain
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Tamborine Mountain ©
Tamborine Mountain
Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk ©
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

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.
Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and West End. Step off the beaten path and head to Queen Street Mall and Victoria Bridge Abutment. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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