8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Belongil Beach. Relax by the water at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Spas & Wellness (in Byron Bay), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

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Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, then wander the streets of West End, and finally snap pictures at Story Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Brisbane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
West End ©
West End

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