12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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12 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
On the 4th (Sun), get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Night Markets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Adelaide to Cairns is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, Cairns is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, Tanks Arts Centre, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then take a stroll through West End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Artisans Gallery and Art on Cairncross. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and The Real McCaul. Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny Cheese (in Maleny), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Opals Down Under (in Glenview). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, make a trip to Hastings Street, and look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

#Shopping, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Maleny, Opals Down Under, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek, explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner.

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. March in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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