24 days in Sunshine Coast & Balranald Itinerary

24 days in Sunshine Coast & Balranald Itinerary

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24 days in Sunshine Coast & Balranald Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h
1
Noosa
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Balranald
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

10
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Bring the kids along to Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Bli Bli (Sunshine Castle & Aqua Park Bli Bli), Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum & BLAST Aqua Park Coolum) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street, find something for the whole family at Aussie World, and enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Noosa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Bli Bli
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

8
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Bring the kids along to Australia Zoo and Maleny Dairies. Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: The Ole Lollie Shop (in Palmview), Charlie Moreland Camping Area (in Kenilworth) and The Big Pineapple (in Nambour). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, have fun and explore at Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. In., get your game on at Big Kart Track, and trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Maleny are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Balranald.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Nambour, Kenilworth, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains National Park
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Queensland Zoo ©
Queensland Zoo
The Ole Lollie Shop ©
The Ole Lollie Shop

4
nights
Balranald

Balranald ©
Balranald is a town and local government area (see Balranald Shire) in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Balranald: Bridge Keeper's Cottage (in Tooleybuc), Murray-Sunset National Park (in Ouyen) and Lake Mungo (in Pooncarie). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Mungo National Park. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Yanga National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Balranald Discovery Centre, get great views at Walls of China, and examine the collection at Balranald Southern Cross.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Balranald trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maleny to Balranald. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Balranald

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bridge Keeper's Cottage, Lake Mungo, Walls of China, Murray-Sunset National Park
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Yanga National Park ©
Yanga National Park
Balranald Southern Cross ©
Balranald Southern Cross
Balranald Discovery Centre ©
Balranald Discovery Centre

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