4 days in Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Maroochydore
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Gold Coast
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Maroochydore — 1 day

Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): walk around Wirreanda Park, then find something for the whole family at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maroochydore trip planner.

Sydney to Maroochydore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.
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Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (The Brisbane River, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and try out the rides at Infinity Attraction.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation planner.

You can drive from Maroochydore to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature
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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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