5 days in Queensland, Tweed Heads & Byron Bay Itinerary

5 days in Queensland, Tweed Heads & Byron Bay Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland, Tweed Heads & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
1
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Tweed Heads
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba trip builder.

Melbourne to Mooloolaba is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mooloolaba, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Eumundi
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

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night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
On the 1st (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder website .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre

1
night
Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): head outdoors with Watersports Guru, then browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tweed Heads driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Tweed Heads in an hour. In February in Tweed Heads, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru

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night
Byron Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Lone Goat Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and finally hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tweed Heads to Byron Bay takes an hour. In February in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lennox Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Lone Goat Gallery ©
Lone Goat Gallery

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