54 days in Gold Coast, Broome & Pakenham Itinerary

54 days in Gold Coast, Broome & Pakenham Itinerary

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54 days in Gold Coast, Broome & Pakenham Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Gold Coast
— 19 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Broome
— 16 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Pakenham
— 17 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

19
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art, & more), Byron Bay (Lone Goat Gallery, Cape Byron Walking Track, & more) and Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Norries Head, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and make a splash at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary tool .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Gold Coast is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Ipswich, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

16
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Attractions like Cable Beach and Reddell Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 9th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Broome in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Broome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in August: high temperatures in Broome hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Pakenham.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

17
nights
Pakenham

Pakenham ©
Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, 56km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Get out of town with these interesting Pakenham side-trips: Gembrook (Bunyip State Park, Kurth Kiln Regional Park, & more), Mount Cannibal (in Garfield) and Loch (Loch Memorial Reserve, Bass Valley Estate Winery, & more). Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gumbuya World. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, snap pictures at Noojee Trestle Bridge, play a few rounds at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links, and examine the collection at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pakenham visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Pakenham. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Pakenham is 2 hours. Traveling from Broome in August, expect nights in Pakenham to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pakenham

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Loch, Noojee, Tooradin, Gembrook, Korumburra
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Mount Cannibal ©
Mount Cannibal
Gumbuya World ©
Gumbuya World

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