3 days in Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

3 days in Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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3 days in Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Gold Coast
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Palm Cove
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Palm Cove takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in May, with highs in Palm Cove at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

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You can fly from Palm Cove to Whitsunday Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Palm Cove in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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