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: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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hours
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

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Sydney to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Whitsunday Island, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 30th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online route planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Whitsunday Island in September since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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