Route & dates
25 days in Mooloolaba & Cairns Itinerary
Mooloolaba— 21 nights
Fly: 5h 30min
Cairns— 2 nights
Fly: 5h 30min
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Cartwright and Conondale National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Redcliffe (Bee Gees Way, Redcliffe Lagoon, & more), Montville (Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Kondalilla National Park, & more) and Maleny (McCarthy's Lookout, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, & more). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Mapleton Falls National Park. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, step aboard HMAS Brisbane, and make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mooloolaba online vacation planner .
In July, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Mooloolaba
Maleny, Buderim, Yandina, Caloundra, Caboolture
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 30:
The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
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.Atherton Tablelands has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Jaques Coffee Plantation, then get all the information you need at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, then explore and take pictures at Gallo DairyLand, and finally make a trip to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planner.
Getting from Mooloolaba to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mooloolaba in July, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Cairns
Jaques Coffee Plantation, The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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