21 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

21 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Maleny
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 14 nights
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Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Air Museum and Bribie Island Seaside Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kings Beach and Mount Coolum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba Beach, &more) and Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Bulcock Beach). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Buderim Forest Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, soothe aching muscles at Pilates Success, and kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary builder website.

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Maleny

— 1 night
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, then admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Maleny attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Maleny are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 14 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.
Appreciate the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah. Family-friendly places like Surfers Paradise Beach and Belongil Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Daisy Hill Conservation Park (in Daisy Hill), Lennox Head (Pat Morton Lookout & Lennox Head Beach) and Northern Rivers Community Gallery (in Ballina). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and don't miss a visit to Best Of All Lookout.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planning site.

Getting from Maleny to Gold Coast by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.