12 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 6 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Venture out of the city with trips to Kondalilla Falls (in Montville), Caloundra (Queensland Air Museum & Bulcock Beach) and Maroochydore (Maroochydore Beach & Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Newstead House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albert Street Uniting Church, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip 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. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fingal Head Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah. Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural Bridge and Kurrawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Coolangatta side-trips: Robina Town Centre (in Robina), Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, look for gifts at Miami Marketta, and enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

Before you visit Coolangatta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Brisbane to Coolangatta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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