Australia: Sydney to Queensland via the Sunshine Coast

1-4,Sydney

Stroll through Australia’s best loved city. Its Opera House is instantly recognisable by people the world over; its beloved Harbour Bridge the backdrop for New Year fireworks and climbers year round. Take a ferry across to Taronga Zoo or travel out to Bondi Beach to surf or swim in this city that values the outdoors as much as its indoor attractions.

1h25m to Brisbane

14h42m to Brisbane

5-8,Brisbane

Indulge your inner geek at one of Brisbane's top ranked museums, such as the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art or the Sciencentre. If being outdoors is more your thing, then how about a hike up to the Mt Gravatt outlook point? For the ultimate adrenaline rush you can abseil down Kangaroo Cliffs or if you’re looking for something a bit more leisurely, then float down the Brisbane River.

1h21m to Sunshine Coast

1h25m to Brisbane

2h59m to Sunshine Coast

9-11,Sunshine Coast

Embrace nature at the Sunshine coast. The laidback surfer lifestyle opens up a world of mangrove forest home to myriad bird life, exciting river rapids, and of course the magnificent sandy beaches for which the area is justifiably famous.

1h21m to Sunshine Coast

5h45m to Cairns

2h59m to Sunshine Coast

12-14,Cairns

Make Cairns your base for exploring the colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef. This charming city is also the jumping off point for the ancient Daintree Rainforest or lakes, craters and lava tubes of the Atherton Tableland.