9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland Central

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Auckland Central in February, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Gold Coast. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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