6 days in Brisbane, Hervey Bay & Fraser Island Itinerary

6 days in Brisbane, Hervey Bay & Fraser Island Itinerary

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6 days in Brisbane, Hervey Bay & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker app .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You've now added Air Fraser Island to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, take in the waterfront at The Pier, then get a bird's-eye view with Air Fraser Island, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cool off at WetSide Water Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay road trip planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens ©
Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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