4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach driving holiday planning website .

Melbourne to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be much hotter, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary website .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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