16 days in Brisbane, Maleny & Noosa Itinerary

16 days in Brisbane, Maleny & Noosa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland journey planner

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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Maleny
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 8 nights
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Brisbane

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Let the collections at Opal Museum and Gallery of Modern Art capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise) and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Maleny

— 2 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, and finally do a tasting at Maleny Mountain Wines.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maleny trip builder.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Maleny sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Noosa

— 8 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Original Eumundi Markets or Hastings Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory (in Yandina) and Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Noosa Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and get your bearings at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Maleny to Noosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 1 night

Australia's New World City

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip app.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums
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Sunshine Coast travel guide

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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.