12 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Coolangatta
— 4 nights

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Caboolture Historical Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Maroochydore Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore), Caloundra (Queensland Air Museum & Bulcock Beach) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way, and take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey planner.

New Plymouth, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls

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Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
Step out of the city life by going to Kirra Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Coolangatta: Robina Town Centre (in Robina), Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Springbrook (Natural Bridge & Springbrook National Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, stop by Miami Marketta, contemplate the long history of Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coolangatta tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Coolangatta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Coolangatta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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