60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Cooktown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Townsville
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
8
Longreach
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
9
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Noosa
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Take a break from the city and head to Catseye Beach and Jetryder. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamilton Island Marina and Sports Club.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island online attractions planner .

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Hamilton Island reach 26°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Spas & Wellness
Sports Club ©
Sports Club

7
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Bay and Bredl's Wild Farm. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Heart Reef. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Bowen (The Big Mango & Grays Bay) and Finch Hatton Gorge (in Finch Hatton). There's much more to do: hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, tour the water at your own pace with Charter Yachts Australia, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Colour Me Crazy, Finch Hatton Gorge, Bredl's Wild Farm
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

4
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Grassy Hill and Cooktown History Centre are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Finch Bay and Black Mountain National Park. Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Mount Cook National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Trevathan Falls, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

Plan my day in Cooktown using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Airlie Beach to Cooktown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cooktown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre

5
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Get outdoors at Daintree National Park and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. You'll get in some beach time at Cow Bay Beach and Thornton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Make your Cape Tribulation itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Thornton Beach
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

6
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and Ngarru Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Wonga Beach and Mowbray National Park. Spend the 10th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and stop by With Sugar.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Mowbray National Park ©
Mowbray National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum. Visiting Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Michaelmas Cay will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, view the masterpieces at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, look for gifts at Bones and Jones, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Herberton, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Innisfail Temple, The Crystal Caves
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

6
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Drill Hall Studio and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Billabong Sanctuary and Bowling Green Bay National Park. Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery, and go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Townsville online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairns in July since evenings lows in Townsville dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Bowling Green Bay National Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

3
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Longreach, then explore the galleries of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then stop by Spinifex Collections, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Longreach visit planner.

Getting from Townsville to Longreach by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Longreach, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Longreach

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Longreach, Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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7
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Brisbane and Surf World Gold Coast. Get outdoors at Kirra Beach and Natural Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Suncorp Stadium & Story Bridge). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Longreach to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Longreach in July: highs in Gold Coast hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 4:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

7
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Peregian Beach. Let the collections at Mapleton Observatory and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage capture your imagination. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, explore the activities along Noosa River, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, and wander the streets of Hastings Street.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Noosa trip simple and quick.

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Mount Coolum, Caloundra Lighthouses
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Eli Creek and Lake McKenzie will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Central Station Rainforest.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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