13 days in Gold Coast Hinterland, Brisbane & Caloundra Itinerary

13 days in Gold Coast Hinterland, Brisbane & Caloundra Itinerary

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13 days in Gold Coast Hinterland, Brisbane & Caloundra Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast Hinterland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
day
Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast Hinterland ©
You've now added Cedar Creek Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Killarney Glen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians, then appreciate the history behind Canungra War Memorial, and finally admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast Hinterland trip planner .

Brisbane to Gold Coast Hinterland is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June in Gold Coast Hinterland, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Canungra, Killarney Glen
Highlights from your plan

10
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes JC Slaughter Falls, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, ScienCentre, and other attractions. Relax by the water at Greenmount Beach and Kirra Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Museum and Bulcock Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach), Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Anglican Church Kangaroo Point, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast Hinterland to Brisbane takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Murwillumbah, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Buderim Forest Park, Bulcock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bill's Boat Hire and Bike Hire. On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Kings Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Caloundra trip planning tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Caloundra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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