8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Tamborine Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tweed Heads
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Moffat Beach
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach, then take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and then kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery, then have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, and then stroll through Frenchman's Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our North Stradbroke Island day trip planning site .

You can drive from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island in 3 hours. In March in North Stradbroke Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

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Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
On the 13th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Witches Falls Winery, Head underground at Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, then look for gifts at Witches Chase Cheese, then take in the exciting artwork at CapanArt Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Castle Glen Cellars, take in the dramatic scenery at Curtis Falls, and then get your game on at Thunderbird Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tamborine Mountain trip planning site .

Drive from North Stradbroke Island to Tamborine Mountain in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves ©
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
Witches Falls Winery ©
Witches Falls Winery
Curtis Falls ©
Curtis Falls

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Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Tweed Heads is a city in New South Wales. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Ilnam Winery, stroll through Chris Cunningham Park, and then kick back and relax at Fingal Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tweed Heads road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tamborine Mountain to Tweed Heads takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Head, Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Ilnam Winery
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Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

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