4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
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.
On the 19th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas planning app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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