9 days in Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Beerwah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get outdoors at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Head to Robina Town Shopping Centre and Marina Miragefor plenty of shopping. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay) and You and Bamboo (in Bogangar). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast journey builder .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beerwah.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

You and Bamboo, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

3
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maroochydore Beach and Bulcock Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Beerwah side-trips: Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mooloolaba) and Fudgyboombahs (in Montville). There's more to do: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and stop by MaisyMoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Beerwah day trip tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Beerwah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Beerwah

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Fudgyboombahs, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maroochydore Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market and then contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beerwah to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Coolum
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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