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Suggested Itinerary???

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Suggested Itinerary???


Fly into and out of Brisbane for 5/6 nights in August. Obviously hope to spend the greater amount of this time in/around the Gold Coast BUT not sure what else I should be including in itinerary/where to stay eg Australia Zoo, Brisbane itself, Sunshine Coast. I will be hiring a car and dont mind travelling but dont want to miss anything major!!

All suggestions gratefully received


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1. Re: Suggested Itinerary???

The Gold Coast is around an hour south of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast is around an hour + north of Brisbane (depending on which part of the Sunshine Coast you want to go to).

Sounds like you'd be better off splitting your 5/6 nights between the two areas.

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2. Re: Suggested Itinerary???


I also suggest you split your time between the Gold Coast & The Sunshine Coast.

Gold Coast - stay at Broadbeach or Coolangatta.

Sunshine Coast - stay at Noosa or Mooloolaba.


The Gold Coast has many wonderful beach which is relevantly easy to drive from A - B. A little further down the coast is Byron Bay which is a must do on your itinerary to visit. See the link below with suggestions regarding drives to do within the Gold Coast region.


For the Sunshine Coast -



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