35 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

35 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

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35 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 31 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Cairns

31
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.
Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre. Take a break from the city and head to The Peterson Creek Walking Track and Platypus Viewing Platform. Venture out of the city with trips to Granite Gorge Nature Park (in Mareeba), Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Golden Drop Mango Winery (in Biboohra). Spend the 18th (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Fig Tree, kick back and relax at Etty Bay, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, and steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Edge Hill, Mossman, Millaa Millaa
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to K'gari and then head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Trails
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Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

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