8 days in Byron Bay & Gold Coast Itinerary

8 days in Byron Bay & Gold Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Byron Bay & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 8th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Byron Bay visit planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Byron Bay is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Byron Bay is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in Byron Bay to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, & more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Byron Bay in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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