13 days in Sunshine Coast, Boonooroo & Bribie Island Itinerary

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Maleny
— 3 nights
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Buddina
— 1 night
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Boonooroo
— 2 nights
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Marcoola
— 3 nights
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Bribie Island
— 3 nights
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Maleny — 3 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Maleny is known for parks, trails, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and look for gifts at Maleny Cheese.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maleny vacation maker site.

Boonah to Maleny is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Boonah in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maleny, with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Buddina on the 30th (Thu).
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Buddina — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Kawana Waters Marina and then browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buddina journey planner.

Getting from Maleny to Buddina by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Buddina are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Boonooroo.
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Boonooroo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): let little ones run wild at Tiaro Memorial Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Poona National Park.

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Drive from Buddina to Boonooroo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marcoola.
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Marcoola — 3 nights

Marcoola is known for beaches, adventure, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Queensland Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marcoola trip planner.

You can drive from Boonooroo to Marcoola in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Marcoola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Bribie Island on the 6th (Wed).
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Bribie Island — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bribie Island: Abbey Museum OF Art And Archaeology (in Caboolture) and Redcliffe (Brisbane Whale Watching & Woody Point Jetty).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bribie Island vacation planner.

You can drive from Marcoola to Bribie Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.
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