31 days in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

31 days in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 15 nights
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Maleny
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 9 nights
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Melbourne — 15 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee (Werribee Open Range Zoo & K Road Cliffs), Spas (in Daylesford) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). On the 3rd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Maleny.
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Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Maleny — 5 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Australia Zoo and Podie Pie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc. (in Nambour) and Palmview (The Ole Lollie Shop & Strawberry Fields). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, find something for the whole family at Aussie World, relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maleny online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Maleny in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Maleny is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Noosa.
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Noosa — 9 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Noosa National Park and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Yandina (Yandina Markets, Mount Ninderry, &more) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, stop by Watermelon Red, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah, and relax and rejuvenate at Day Spa Noosa.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Noosa trip planner.

Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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