9 days in Birdsville & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Birdsville & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Birdsville & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Birdsville
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get outside with Birdsville Races and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Birdsville trip builder website .

Brisbane to Birdsville is an approximately 25-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July, daily temperatures in Birdsville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Big Red Sand Dune ©
Big Red Sand Dune
Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Cape Byron Lighthouse) and You and Bamboo (in Bogangar). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Birdsville to Gold Coast in 25.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byron Bay, You and Bamboo
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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