16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip maker website .

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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Mooloolaba, Marcoola Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and then stroll through Kirra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 22nd (Mon), choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and ferry from Gold Coast to Magnetic Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Magnetic Island: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Great Northern Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cooktown journey maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Magnetic Island to Cooktown with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 25th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey builder website .

You can drive from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitehaven Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, Whitsunday Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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