8 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  4​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​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.
Bring the kids along to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Sea World Theme Park. Fingal Head Lighthouse and Customs House will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Wolston Farmhouse in Wacol, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online road trip planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Get some historical perspective at Sunshine Castle and Chenrezig Institute. Step out of Mooloolaba with an excursion to Noosa National Park in Noosa--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Australia Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, get great views at Lows Lookout, and visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

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You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Buderim, Australia Zoo, Chenrezig Institute
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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