16 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Millaa Millaa Itinerary

16 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Millaa Millaa Itinerary

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16 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Millaa Millaa Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Millaa Millaa
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Michaelmas Cay and Birdworld Kuranda. Bring the kids along to Atherton Tablelands and Shark Diving. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Kuranda Koala Gardens, Emu Ridge Gallery, & more), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder website .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Red Arrow Walk, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Crystal Cascades
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Gallo DairyLand ©
Gallo DairyLand
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore hidden gems such as Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Dubuji Boardwalk. Attractions like Opal Reef and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Daintree Tea). The adventure continues: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stop by Coffee Works, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay Beach, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa ©
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission Beach and Babinda Boulders. Explore Millaa Millaa's surroundings by going to Yungaburra (Curtain Fig National Park & Lake Barrine), Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Mission Beach (Skydiving & Fishing Charters & Tours). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, get great views at Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Millaa Millaa road trip app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Millaa Millaa takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Millaa Millaa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Mission Beach, Yungaburra, Babinda Boulders, Malanda Falls, Mamu Tropical Skywalk
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Skydiving

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