6 days in Queensland Itinerary

6 days in Queensland Itinerary

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6 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Townsville
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

few
hours
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks and then go for a walk through Castle Hill.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Townsville day trip website .

Melbourne to Townsville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Townsville, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey tool .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Balloon Rides

1
night
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 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Gold Coast is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
SkyPoint Climb ©
SkyPoint Climb

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then take a tour of HMAS Brisbane.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Beaches
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
HMAS Brisbane ©
HMAS Brisbane

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