8 days in Maroochydore & Gold Coast Itinerary

8 days in Maroochydore & Gold Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Maroochydore & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Fly:  4​h
1
Maroochydore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Maroochydore
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Townsville

3
nights
Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Maroochydore is known for shopping, beaches, spas, outdoors, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, laugh and play at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and cool off at Thrill Hill Waterslide.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maroochydore road trip planning app .

Townsville to Maroochydore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in January, things will get slightly colder in Maroochydore: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Thrill Hill Waterslide
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Maroochydore to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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nights
Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
On the 9th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Aussie World and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, then make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, and finally cool off at Aqua Fun Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maroochydore online road trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Maroochydore by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Aqua Fun Park, Kondalilla Falls, Buderim Lions Park, Aussie World
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Aussie World ©
Aussie World
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum

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