6 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

6 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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6 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  8​h 30​min
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Byron Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): trek along Cape Byron Walking Track and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay online holiday planner .

Sydney to Byron Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then stop by Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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