32 days in Queensland Itinerary

32 days in Queensland Itinerary

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32 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bribie Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Bundaberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Ballandean
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Marina. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and head outdoors with Jetryder.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island journey maker website .

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker app .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness in Cape Tribulation (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics, then see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Camden Park Station, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Longreach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Longreach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Longreach
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1
night
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Sylvan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bongaree Beach, then examine the collection at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then stroll through Woorim Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bribie Island trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Longreach to Bribie Island. When traveling from Longreach in April, plan for slightly colder days in Bribie Island, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
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 Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, and make a trip to HMAS Brisbane.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to Mooloolaba takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Peregian Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

3
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Burrum Heads Beach and Woodgate Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Brierley Wines. Go for a jaunt from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay to see WetSide Water Park about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mooloolaba to Bundaberg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burrum Heads Beach, WetSide Water Park, Brierley Wines
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Mon Repos ©
Mon Repos
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Explore hidden gems such as Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island journey maker app .

Getting from Bundaberg to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballandean.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

3
nights
Ballandean

Ballandean ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Balancing Rock Wines and Tobin Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Lawdogs Australia and Girraween Estate Vineyard & Cellar Door. Go for a jaunt from Ballandean to Stanthorpe to see Stanthorpe Pottery club about 30 minutes away.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballandean trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Ballandean with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Ballandean

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stanthorpe, Wyberba, Mountview Winery, Brass Monkey Brew House
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Lawdogs Australia ©
Lawdogs Australia
The Granite Belt ©
The Granite Belt
Balancing Rock Wines ©
Balancing Rock Wines

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, stroll through Rainbow Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church, and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder app .

Getting from Ballandean to Gold Coast by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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