5 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

5 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hire Hut Mooloolaba as well as The Beach Bar & Grill Mooloolaba. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, join in the after-dark buzz at The Beach Bar & Grill Mooloolaba, and then head outdoors with Hire Hut Mooloolaba.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba road trip app .

Brisbane to Mooloolaba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noosa.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Maroochydore Beach
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
The Beach Bar & Grill Mooloolaba ©
The Beach Bar & Grill Mooloolaba

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 3rd (Mon), stroll through Peregian Beach, take a stroll through Hastings Street, then choose your vessel at Jetty 17 Boat & Kayak Hire, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Noosa online road trip planner .

Drive from Mooloolaba to Noosa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

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 5th (Wed): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre and then stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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