4 days in Coolum Beach, Noosa & Rainbow Beach Itinerary

4 days in Coolum Beach, Noosa & Rainbow Beach Itinerary

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4 days in Coolum Beach, Noosa & Rainbow Beach Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Coolum Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Brisbane

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Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach ©
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): let little ones run wild at Buderim Lions Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, and then cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coolum Beach online road trip planner.

Brisbane to Coolum Beach is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. February in Coolum Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Lions Park
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary maker.

Noosa is just a short distance from Coolum Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rainbow Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Rainbow Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Nature Wildlife Tours
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Fishing Charters & Tours
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

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