5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Fly
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip tool.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

1
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Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Buderim Forest Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba tour planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach visit planner.

You can fly from Mooloolaba to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mooloolaba in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Spas

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.