5 days in Gold Coast, Townsville & Tocumwal Itinerary

5 days in Gold Coast, Townsville & Tocumwal Itinerary

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5 days in Gold Coast, Townsville & Tocumwal Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
2
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Tocumwal
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
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 15th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then make a trip to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Townsville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, expect Townsville to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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Tocumwal

Tocumwal ©
Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Berrigan Shire local government area, near the Victorian border. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at The Big Strawberry, then stroll through Tocumwal Foreshore, and then make a trip to The Big Fish.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tocumwal trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsville to Tocumwal. Traveling from Townsville in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Tocumwal, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tocumwal

Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Big Strawberry
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Tocumwal Foreshore ©
Tocumwal Foreshore
The Big Strawberry ©
The Big Strawberry
Giant Murray Cod ©
Giant Murray Cod

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