8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
+2
train + subway + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Taipei

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, then identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Cairns is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Freshwater Station ©
Freshwater Station

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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Springbrook National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey builder tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, view the masterpieces at Tina Cooper Gallery, then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and finally stroll around Buderim Forest Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Buderim Forest Park, Tina Cooper Gallery, Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Tewantin National Park
Tewantin National Park

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