3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mossman
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 22nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip site .

Sydney to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Whitsunday Island: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Palm Cove online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Palm Cove takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Palm Cove when traveling from Whitsunday Island in June, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mossman.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mossman route planner .

Getting from Palm Cove to Mossman by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Port Douglas
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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