11 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Australia Zoo. Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). There's much more to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip website .

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
days
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Lake Wabby has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Wabby, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

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