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Itinerary advise

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Itinerary advise

We have 5 full days at the Brisbane area with our campervan, plan to do some short hikes at Lamington or Springbrook National Park.

We have never been to this part of Australia, need your advise to create a reasonable schedule.

Do we have time to visit both national parks, which one do you prefer if we can only visit one?

Do we have enough time to visit Moreton Island as well.

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1. Re: Itinerary advise

When you say 'Brisbane area', 5 days isnt much, if you plan to include the Gold Coast tourist attractions, and see Brisbane city.

Also is 5 days the total for your travel, or are you elsewhere in Aiustralia before or after. Any other destinations or the direction you are coming from would make for alternate suggestions.

The two National Parks are inland from the Gold Coast and easily accessed from there or Brisbane southside - dont stay north of Brisbane city as you will waste an hour or 2 each day travelling (even with a good motorway south, Bris-GC traffic can be heavy in peak times).

If seeing the city (Bris) and and theme parks (GC) are not priorities, then I'd suggest you can easily visit both parks and Morton Island.

Or you could spend first two days in the parks, a day on the GC beaches, and then a 2 day drive south through the Currumbin Valley to Murillumbah, (Mt Warning, Border Ranges NP-check rental vehicle allowed on BR's NP road-, Nimbin -colourful 70's hippy village-, and across to Byron Bay -best beaches, lighthouse, possible whale sighting at right time of year, and back north via Tweed Coast.

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2. Re: Itinerary advise

Oops, posted at wrong forum!

Anyway 2 days to Currumbin Valley to Murilumbah sounds great, I have to do more reading of that area especially Byron Bay, thank you very much.

BTW we'll drop off our van at BNE and head to GC on the last day, my husband is running the GC Marathon on 3/7, can't imagine he can walk after the race, lucky we don't fancy theme parks :P

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