12 days in Queensland & Grovedale Itinerary

12 days in Queensland & Grovedale Itinerary

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12 days in Queensland & Grovedale Itinerary

Start: Chennai
fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Grovedale
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Chennai

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 4th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip site .

Chennai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. In April, Port Douglas is a bit cooler than Chennai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grovedale.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Grovedale

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Rye Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rye Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grovedale vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Grovedale. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in April: highs in Grovedale hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grovedale

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rye, Swim with Dolphins, Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Split Point Lighthouse
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Swim with Dolphins
Rye Beach ©
Rye Beach
Rye Pier ©
Rye Pier

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