7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  30​h
Cooktown
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
Mission Beach
— Few hours
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Kuwait City

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cooktown History Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cooktown War Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cooktown online trip itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cooktown is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mission Beach.

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Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial

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Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach trip builder website .

You can drive from Cooktown to Mission Beach in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

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Skydiving
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 14th (Thu), tour the water at your own pace with Pilgrim Sailing, enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In February in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

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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.
Waterskiing & Jetskiing has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Heart Reef and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. February in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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