3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Gold Coast to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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