7 days in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & North Stradbroke Island Itinerary

7 days in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & North Stradbroke Island Itinerary

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7 days in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & North Stradbroke Island Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Maleny
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then take a stroll through Wynnum Esplanade. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then examine the collection at Opal Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Wynnum Esplanade
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Underground Surf, then wander the streets of Hastings Street, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On the next day, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, and then explore the galleries of Artisans Gallery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Noosa tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Eumundi
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

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night
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Opals Down Under, learn about winemaking at Flame Hill Vineyard, view the masterpieces at Montville Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, then examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, and finally learn about winemaking at Maleny Mountain Wines.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maleny attractions planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Maleny

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Montville, Opals Down Under, Mapleton Observatory
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Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Opals Down Under ©
Opals Down Under
Montville Art Gallery ©
Montville Art Gallery

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 13th (Tue), have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Maleny to North Stradbroke Island takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Museums Childrens Museums
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