8 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

8 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Lake Escapades and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Noosa vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Noosa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Noosa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lake Escapades
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Lake Escapades ©
Lake Escapades

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and then identify plant and animal life at Mount Coolum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mooloolaba trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Noosa to Mooloolaba in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mount Coolum, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

3
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 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder .

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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