18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Bargara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Rainbow Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
End: Brisbane

1
night
Mooloolaba

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then get in on the family fun at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, then get great views at HMAS Brisbane Lookout, and finally step aboard HMAS Brisbane.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planner.

Brisbane to Mooloolaba is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bargara.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

HMAS Brisbane Lookout, Wirreanda Park
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright

1
night
Bargara

Bargara
Bargara is a coastal town and suburb in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bargara road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Bargara takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bargara are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Bargara

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Burrum Heads Beach, then let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park, then steep yourself in history at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, and finally walk around Queens Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, let the kids burn off some steam at Wook-Koo Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands, then get engrossed in the history at Palace Backpackers Memorial, and finally do a tasting at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay journey planner.

You can drive from Bargara to Hervey Bay in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maryborough, Childers, Burrum Heads Beach, Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands ©
Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach

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day
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Carlo Point Marina.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rainbow Beach road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Carlo Point Marina ©
Carlo Point Marina

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Surfers Paradise Beach. There's more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll set off for Sydney on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sublime Point Lookout and Leura Cascades. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Giant Stairway). There's much more to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday maker website.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Lincoln's Rock, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
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