16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 1 night
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Townsville
— 2 nights
7
Longreach
— 1 night

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coolangatta Beach and Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Timezone Surfers Paradise, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel planner.

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Must see
Coolangatta Beach
4.8

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba day trip tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Mooloolaba sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Must see
Mooloolaba Beach
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Mount Coolum
4.8

2
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Must see
Lake McKenzie
4.9
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Must see
Eli Creek
4.5

3
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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Esplanade and Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. There's much more to do: make a splash at WetSide Water Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

Drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. In September in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Must see
Esplanade
4.7

4
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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Village Herberton and Atherton Tablelands. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Horses in Port & Agincourt Reef), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, have fun at Muddy's Playground, admire the sheer force of Malanda Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Hervey Bay in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get great views at Mount Stuart, then don't miss a visit to Riverway, and then step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Must see
Castle Hill
4.8
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Landmark
Jezzine Barracks
4.8

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Longreach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Townsville, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Longreach, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Shopping
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