27 days in Gold Coast Region & Richmond Itinerary

27 days in Gold Coast Region & Richmond Itinerary

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27 days in Gold Coast Region & Richmond Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lamington National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Sydney

11
nights
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.
Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to The Treat Shop in Eagle Heights, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, cool off at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip website .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Treat Shop
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
nights
Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lamington National Park: Killarney Glen (in Beechmont) and Canungra (Mountview Alpaca Farm & Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Green Mountain Camp Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lamington National Park trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Lamington National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lamington National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beechmont, Canungra
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10
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in New South Wales, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richmond: Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford), Sydney Hills Visitor Interpretation Centre (in Dural) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider, Bilpin Cider Company, & more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Trees Adventure Grose River Park, play a few rounds at Windsor Golf Club, get your game on at Planet X Entertainment, and pick up some local products at Richmond Good Food Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Richmond driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Lamington National Park to Richmond takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lamington National Park in September since evenings lows in Richmond dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bilpin, Windsor, Wisemans Ferry, Kandos, The Hills Shire
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Convict Trail ©
Convict Trail

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