8 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seaway Kayaking Tours Gold Coast Australia as well as Padlockd Escape Rooms. Explore hidden gems such as Snapper Rocks and Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip planning website .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Padlockd Escape Rooms ©
Padlockd Escape Rooms
Snapper Rocks ©
Snapper Rocks

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. On the 28th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, and kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Byron Bay by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, Byron Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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