60 days in Sunshine Coast & Perth Itinerary

60 days in Sunshine Coast & Perth Itinerary

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Noosa
— 12 nights
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Maleny
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 42 nights
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Noosa

— 12 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hastings Street and Caloundra Lighthouses. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park) and Buderim (Whites Lookout and Park, Buderim Forest Park, &more). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, tee off at Tewantin-Noosa Golf Club, trot along with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Noosa holiday planning tool.

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Maleny

— 5 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Chenrezig Institute and Tina Cooper Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Obi Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Parrots in Paradise in Glass House Mountains (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, tee off at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Hill.

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Getting from Noosa to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth

— 42 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Wine Tours & Tastings and Art Gallery of Western Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Mandurah (Emma Blyth Gallery, Mandurah Community Museum, &more), Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Tyler's Vineyard, &more) and Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & Windy Creek Estate). On the 31st (Mon), spend the day exploring the area around Logue Brook Dam. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Perth online road trip planner.

Fly from Maleny to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Maleny to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maleny in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.