18 days in Dubbo & Cairns Itinerary

18 days in Dubbo & Cairns Itinerary

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18 days in Dubbo & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Dubbo
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubbo: Warrumbungle National Park (in Coonabarabran), Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine (in Wellington) and Mudgee (SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery & Distillery Tours). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library, explore the activities along Maquarie River, and contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol.

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Sydney to Dubbo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dubbo, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mudgee, CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Warrumbungle National Park, Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris, Horses in Port, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Dubbo to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dubbo in December since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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