10 days in Gold Coast, Hervey Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Gold Coast, Hervey Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Gold Coast, Hervey Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
End: Brisbane

4
nights
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.
You've added Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Sea World Helicopters, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Putt Putt Mermaid Beach and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip planning site .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as Esplanade. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade and then admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens ©
Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane as well as Australia Zoo. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Workshops Rail Museum and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane holiday maker site .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Brisbane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Workshops Rail Museum, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum

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