4 days in Brisbane & Hervey Bay Itinerary

4 days in Brisbane & Hervey Bay Itinerary

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4 days in Brisbane & Hervey Bay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker app .

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, and then enjoy some diversion at Point Dayman Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Harbour Gift Gallery ©
Harbour Gift Gallery

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