10 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane Region & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

10 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane Region & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland holiday maker

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Fly to Gold Coast, Bus to Broadbeach
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Broadbeach
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beerwah
— 1 day
Drive
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Broadbeach

— 1 night
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Broadbeach trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Broadbeach is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Broadbeach to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Surfers Paradise

— 2 nights

Capital of the Gold Coast

The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Surfers Paradise itinerary site.

Surfers Paradise is just a short distance from Broadbeach. December in Surfers Paradise sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

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Traveling by car from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Beerwah

— 1 day
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 29th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo and then stop by Maleny Cheese.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beerwah trip app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Beerwah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Beerwah

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 30th (Wed), hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

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Traveling by car from Beerwah to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Gold Coast travel guide

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Theme Parks · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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. The most popular tourist destination in the state of Queensland, Gold Coast life centers itself on relaxation, surf, and marine life in general.

Brisbane Region travel guide

4.5
Parks · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.

Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.2
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.