41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Maleny
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Townsville
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Singapore

9
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.
Do your shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre and Marina Mirage. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kirra Beach and Belongil Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, experience rural life at Tropical Fruit World, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay, You and Bamboo, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Glow Worm Caves
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

7
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to Noosa Farmers Market and Hastings Streetfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Peregian Beach and Noosa National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum & Lows Lookout). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, get outside with Noosa Horses, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolum Beach, and choose your vessel at Lake Escapades.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noosa online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Mount Ninderry, Marcoola Beach, Lake Escapades, Coolum Beach
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

6
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore hidden gems such as Kings Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza and The Real McCaul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maleny: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & MaisyMoo) and Podie Pie (in Nambour). Spend the 26th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Maleny Cheese, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maleny trip planner .

Drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Montville, Maroochydore, Podie Pie
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Main Range National Park and Shorncliffe Beach. Head to Queen Street Mall and Iga Meadowbrookfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Brisbane to go to Ravensbourne and see Ravensbourne National Park, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore St Helena Island National Park, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Iga Meadowbrook, Ravensbourne National Park, Main Range National Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Main Range National Park ©
Main Range National Park
Ravensbourne National Park ©
Ravensbourne National Park

8
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at CoffeeWorks and Pinnacles Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Bowling Green Bay National Park. Explore Townsville's surroundings by going to Paluma Range National Park (in Mutarnee) and Paluma State Forest (in Paluma). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Crystal Creek, browse the exhibits of Museum of Tropical Queensland, don't miss a visit to Riverway, and take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Townsville reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Paluma Range National Park, Bowling Green Bay National Park, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Paluma State Forest
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Paluma Range National Park ©
Paluma Range National Park
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand

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