36 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

36 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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36 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Caboolture
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bribie Island
— 5 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
4
Moreton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
5
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Lamington National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Brisbane
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

9
nights
Sydney

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Take a break from the city and head to Kiama Blowhole and Wentworth Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nan Tien Temple and Palm Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Werri Beach (in Gerringong) and Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard (in Darkes Forest). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, and make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Caboolture.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Redhead Beach, Norah Head Lighthouse, Kiama Blowhole
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

2
nights
Caboolture

Caboolture ©
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Caboolture Historical Village, then explore the activities along Lake Eden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kurwongbah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey Church. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at White Ridge Farm, see the interesting displays at TAVAS Aviation Museum, then enjoy some friendly competition at Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Caboolture trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Caboolture. In March in Caboolture, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Caboolture

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

White Ridge Farm, Lake Kurwongbah, Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf, Lake Eden
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Lake Eden ©
Lake Eden
Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village
Abbey Church ©
Abbey Church

5
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Woorim Beach and Sylvan Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bongaree Beach and Bribie Island Butterfly House.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bribie Island route planner.

Drive from Caboolture to Bribie Island in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Bribie Island Golf Club ©
Bribie Island Golf Club
Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House

2
nights
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse and then head off the coast to Moreton Island. On your second day here, make a trip to Tangalooma Wrecks and then head outdoors with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moreton Island road trip planner.

You can drive from Bribie Island to Moreton Island in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Moreton Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, then take a leisurely stroll along Amity Point Jetty, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, then kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach, then take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach.

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Traveling by car from Moreton Island to North Stradbroke Island takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

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

1
night
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Macleay Island Art Complex, browse the exhibits of Kara-Mia's Mosaics, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalpura Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Macleay Island trip planner .

Getting from North Stradbroke Island to Macleay Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April in Macleay Island, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Kara-Mia's Mosaics ©
Kara-Mia's Mosaics

3
nights
Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
Explore hidden gems such as O'Reillys Birds of Prey and Darlington Park. Step out of the city life by going to Green Mountain Camp Site and Kooralbyn Valley golf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lamington National Park: Canungra (Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians & Canungra War Memorial). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lamington National Park holiday planner .

You can drive from Macleay Island to Lamington National Park in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lamington National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canungra, Darlington Park, Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course
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8
nights
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and King Island will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Boggo Road Gaol and Albert Street Uniting Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe), Daisy Hill Conservation Park (in Daisy Hill) and Lake Samsonvale (in Cashmere). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

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Getting from Lamington National Park to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bee Gees Way, Victoria Point Reserve, Venman Bushland National Park, King Island, Lake Samsonvale
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Daisy Hill Conservation Park ©
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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