2 days in Great Barrier Reef & Greater Sydney Itinerary

2 days in Great Barrier Reef & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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2 days in Great Barrier Reef & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Cairns
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Cairns
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
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Mosman
— 1 day
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cairns

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach, kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mosman trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Cairns to Mosman by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Mosman is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mosman

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

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