5 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

5 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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5 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

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Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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