21 days in Brisbane, Hamilton Island & Byron Bay Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane, Hamilton Island & Byron Bay Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Hamilton Island
— 9 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 7 nights
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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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Perth to Brisbane is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Perth to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Hamilton Island on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, and take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in April, with lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Enjoy Brisbane some more: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and snap pictures at Goodwill Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane driving holiday site.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Brisbane, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Ballina (Big Prawn, Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, meet some fierce fish with Sundive Byron Bay, and browse the exhibits of Thomgallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in May, plan for little chillier nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips