10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Auckland

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 19th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast holiday maker app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Gold Coast is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in September: highs in Gold Coast hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Four Mile Beach and Safaris. Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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