4 days in Cairns, Rockhampton & Hervey Bay Itinerary

4 days in Cairns, Rockhampton & Hervey Bay Itinerary

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4 days in Cairns, Rockhampton & Hervey Bay Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
train:  7​h
2
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk and then admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Red Arrow Walk, Crystal Cascades
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Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Rockhampton Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rockhampton vacation maker site .

Fly from Cairns to Rockhampton in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, Rockhampton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Rockhampton to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rockhampton in October, you will find days in Hervey Bay are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Burrum Heads Beach, Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum
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Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©

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