8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
day
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our North Stradbroke Island vacation planning site .

Sydney to North Stradbroke Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. January in North Stradbroke Island sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip app .

Explore your travel options from North Stradbroke Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. Traveling from North Stradbroke Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg holiday planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Bundaberg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Bundaberg when traveling from Hamilton Island in January, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Caloundra.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Breweries Wildlife Parks
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Mon Repos ©
Mon Repos
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kings Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Caloundra trip planner .

You can drive from Bundaberg to Caloundra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in January, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Peregian Beach, Buderim Forest Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Spas & Wellness
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast route builder site .

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Gold Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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