7 days in Brisbane Region & Rottnest Island Itinerary

7 days in Brisbane Region & Rottnest Island Itinerary

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7 days in Brisbane Region & Rottnest Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Somerset
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
Rottnest Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
4
Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey maker tool .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Somerset.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1
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Somerset

Somerset ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Barb's Gift Shop, then learn about winemaking at Mount England Estate Winery, and then see human ingenuity at work at Somerset Dam.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Somerset vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Somerset takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Somerset. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks Shopping Wineries
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Somerset Dam ©
Somerset Dam
Mount England Estate Winery ©
Mount England Estate Winery

1
day
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Rocks, and then explore the striking landscape at Henrietta Rocks.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rottnest Island day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Somerset to Rottnest Island. The time zone difference when traveling from Somerset to Rottnest Island is minus 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Point Lookout.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks
Henrietta Rocks ©
Henrietta Rocks

1
day
Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island

Point Lookout
Point Lookout is a headland, small coastal town and locality on the eastern coast of North Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland, Australia. On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cylinder Beach and then take some stellar pictures from North Gorge Walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Point Lookout vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rottnest Island to Point Lookout. The time zone difference when traveling from Rottnest Island to Point Lookout is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Point Lookout

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

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