8 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Macleay Island
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Caboolture
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
On the 21st (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Kara-Mia's Mosaics and then stroll through Dalpura Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Macleay Island route builder tool .

Melbourne to Macleay Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Macleay Island reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kara-Mia's Mosaics ©
Kara-Mia's Mosaics

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our North Stradbroke Island trip planner.

Getting from Macleay Island to North Stradbroke Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

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Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Woorim Beach, then see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sylvan Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Red Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bongaree Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eric the Emu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bribie Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from North Stradbroke Island to Bribie Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bribie Island are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Caboolture.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

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Caboolture

Caboolture ©
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Caboolture Historical Village, examine the collection at Caboolture Warplane Museum, then explore the world behind art at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Caboolture tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to Caboolture takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Caboolture are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caboolture

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village
Caboolture Warplane Museum ©
Caboolture Warplane Museum

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at GOMA, take a stroll through West End, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder .

You can drive from Caboolture to Brisbane in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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