18 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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Gold Coast

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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.
Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Jules Hunt Studio Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Relove Oxley, &more), Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip builder tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Gold Coast, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Sovereign Hill and National Gallery of Victoria. Family-friendly places like Melbourne Central and Melbourne Zoo will thrill your kids. Step out of Melbourne to go to Ballarat and see Art Gallery of Ballarat, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at The Blender Studios.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Central
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
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Sovereign Hill
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