51 days in Katherine & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

51 days in Katherine & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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51 days in Katherine & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Katherine
— 18 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  12​h 30​min
2
Maleny
— 16 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Brisbane

18
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Katherine: Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge (in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)), Mataranka (Bitter Springs, Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, & more) and Larrimah Museum (in Larrimah). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Bukbukluk Lookout, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, trek along Jatbula Trail, and experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Katherine trip builder site .

Brisbane to Katherine is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Katherine hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toMaleny.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mataranka, Pine Creek, Kakadu National Park, Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge, Larrimah Museum
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

16
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore Maleny's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Maroochydore (Sunshine Brewery, Maroochydore Rotary Park, & more) and Buderim (Foote Sanctuary of Buderim, Kawana Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, trek along Gardners Falls, and experience rural life at Maleny Dairies.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maleny trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Katherine to Maleny takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in January, expect Maleny to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Buderim, Mooloolaba, Kenilworth, Montville, Nambour
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Maleny Dairies ©
Maleny Dairies

15
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra (SunJet Simulations, Kings Beach, & more) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, shop like a local with Hastings Street, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

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Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Cooroy, Pomona
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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