5 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

5 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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5 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  30​h
Airlie Beach
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Cairns
— Few hours
Fly:  27​h
End: Kuwait City

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Heart Reef and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip maker .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Airlie Beach is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island road trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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St Monica's Cathedral

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