22 days in Gold Coast & Maleny Itinerary

22 days in Gold Coast & Maleny Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 11 nights
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Maleny
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Gold Coast

— 11 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Goodwill Bridge, South Bank Parklands, &more), Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Cape Byron Lighthouse). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, get up close to creatures of the deep with Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Maleny

— 10 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Kids will enjoy Australia Zoo and Aussie World. Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Yandina (Yandina Historic House, The Ginger Factory, &more), Island Gondola (in Bribie Island) and Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maleny road trip planning site.

Getting from Gold Coast to Maleny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Maleny, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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.