36 days in Byron Bay & Gold Coast Itinerary

36 days in Byron Bay & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 33 nights

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Byron Bay — 2 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay holiday maker app.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.
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Outdoors · Adventure · Spas · Historic Sites
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Gold Coast — 33 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Tamborine Mountain (Cork 'n Fork Tours & Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Brisbane (Newstead House, South Bank Parklands, &more). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ngungun, do sightseeing at your own pace with Qld Luxury Car Rentals, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast visit planning app.

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C.
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