15 days in Townsville & Airlie Beach Itinerary

15 days in Townsville & Airlie Beach Itinerary

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15 days in Townsville & Airlie Beach Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Townsville
— 8 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Perth

8
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.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and trek along Many Peaks Walking Track.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Townsville travel route planner.

Perth to Townsville is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get a bit warmer in Townsville: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Alligator Creek, Queensland, Copperfield Gorge
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

6
nights
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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, beaches, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach holiday maker .

Take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, Proserpine Museum
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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