5 days in Cairns & Hervey Bay Itinerary

5 days in Cairns & Hervey Bay Itinerary

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5 days in Cairns & Hervey Bay Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney

3
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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Port Douglas to see Safaris about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Trinity Beach and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online travel planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Safaris
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach

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day
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 31st (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then visit the horses at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hervey Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Cairns in May, plan for little chillier nights in Hervey Bay, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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