14 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

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14 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

Cairns
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Cairns

4
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Oxenford to see Warner Bros. Movie World about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Cairns to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 80°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Conondale National Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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