8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Paphos
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  29​h
1
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Longreach
— 1 day
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Paphos

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, and then wander the streets of Hastings Street. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Real McCaul, enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa online road trip planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Noosa is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 25th (Tue), explore the galleries of Outback Pics, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach tour planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Longreach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, things will get a bit warmer in Longreach: highs are around 43°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay, and then admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Longreach to Magnetic Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Longreach in December, expect nights in Magnetic Island to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Transportation Wildlife
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk

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