8 days in Noosa & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Noosa & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Noosa & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Canberra
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Canberra

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Visiting Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach will get you outdoors. Chenrezig Institute and Sunshine Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery & Downtown Caloundra), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street, steep yourself in history at Everglades, and see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planning tool .

Canberra to Noosa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Chenrezig Institute, Mapleton Observatory
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Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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