17 days in Nebo & Cairns Region Itinerary

17 days in Nebo & Cairns Region Itinerary

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17 days in Nebo & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Nebo
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Nebo

Nebo ©
Nebo is a small town and locality in the Isaac Region, Queensland, Australia, located 100km south-west of the city of Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Elphinstone.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nebo vacation builder .

Sydney to Nebo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, Nebo is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Nebo

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Lake Elphinstone ©
Lake Elphinstone

13
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Figtree Playground and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 12th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary app .

Drive from Nebo to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Edge Hill, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cattana Wetlands, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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