10 days in Gold Coast Region, Brisbane & Noosa Itinerary

10 days in Gold Coast Region, Brisbane & Noosa Itinerary

Jeremiah Yeo
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 3 nights

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Gold Coast — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ian Dipple Lagoon, Kurrawa Beach, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Belongil Beach and Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve and The Club at Parkwood Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brisbane.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Brisbane — 3 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eat Street Northshore, Kayak Fun, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and other attractions you added. Newstead House and Gallery of Modern Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brisbane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noosa.
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Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gardners Falls, Gerrards Lookout, Sweets On Maple, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Gardners Falls, stop by Sweets On Maple, then get great views at Gerrards Lookout, and finally learn about winemaking at Maleny Mountain Wines.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Noosa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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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.
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