7 days in Gold Coast, Iluka & Brisbane Itinerary

7 days in Gold Coast, Iluka & Brisbane Itinerary

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7 days in Gold Coast, Iluka & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Iluka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in April, you will find days in Gold Coast are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iluka.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
Iluka

Iluka
Iluka is a small village at the mouth of the Clarence River in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Iluka Rainforest Walking Track and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iluka.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Iluka trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Iluka in 2.5 hours. In April in Iluka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Iluka

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Australia Zoo in Beerwah (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Iluka to Brisbane by car takes about 3.5 hours. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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