We want to spend 3 night on LEI in September 2014 after our arrival from California on 2 September. We will spend our first few days in Sydney and I found a Virgin Airline flight to Hervey Bay that might work. Of course I need to confirm the flight to LEI but upon leaving LEI we would like to fly to Canberra or Melbourne without going back to Sydney. I have looked at the websites of Qantas, Virgin, Airnorth and Skywest. None seem to provide what we seek. Are there other options or should I re-think this plan? As I understand, flights from LEI only go to Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Coolangatta and Redcliffe. Any help will be greatly appreciated! We have chosen LEI because the coral reef is right on the beach.