32 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

32 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

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32 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 28 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Cairns

28
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Opal Reef and Michaelmas Cay. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and The Crystal Caves. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more) and Yungaburra (Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig National Park, & more). Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, stroll through Trinity Beach, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Yungaburra, Cape Tribulation
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Cairns in March, with lows around 24°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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