24 days in Brisbane & Fraser Island Itinerary

24 days in Brisbane & Fraser Island Itinerary

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24 days in Brisbane & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 20 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

20
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.
Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Mooloolaba Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Wirreanda Park, & more), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Infinity Attraction) and Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane tour itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maleny, Buderim
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You've now added Fraser Island Great Walk to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then hike along Fraser Island Great Walk. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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