11 days in Hamilton Island & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Hamilton Island & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Hamilton Island

— 4 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Go for a jaunt from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island to see Whitsunday Islands National Park about 2h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Wumurdaylin.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner.

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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Gold Coast

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, &more). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast holiday planner.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Hamilton Island in February, plan for little chillier nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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