51 days in Katherine & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

51 days in Katherine & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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Katherine
— 18 nights
2
Maleny
— 16 nights
3
Noosa
— 15 nights

18
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore Katherine's surroundings by going to Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge (in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)), Mataranka (Bitter Springs, Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, &more) and Larrimah Museum (in Larrimah). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, head outdoors with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T., and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Katherine trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Katherine is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Katherine, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in January, you will find days in Katherine are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Maleny.

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
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge

16
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Maroochydore (Sunshine Brewery, Maroochydore Rotary Park, &more), Buderim (Foote Sanctuary of Buderim, Kawana Beach, &more) and Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, meet the residents at Queensland Zoo, and cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maleny trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Katherine to Maleny takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Katherine in January; daily highs in Maleny reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buderim, Mooloolaba, Kenilworth, Nambour, Montville
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

15
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Caloundra (SunJet Simulations, Kings Beach, &more) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, stroll through Peregian Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Coolum Beach, Pomona, Cooroy
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

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