60 days in Sunshine Coast & Perth Itinerary

60 days in Sunshine Coast & Perth Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

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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 Maroochydore 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. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, take an exotic tour of Noosa Safaris, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary builder website.

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 Montville Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Kondalilla National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Parrots in Paradise in Glass House Mountains (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tee off at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, and take in the exciting artwork at Tina Cooper Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maleny visit planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time 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 Fremantle Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at The Perth Mint and St. George'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). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Penguin Island, 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.