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: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 21st (Fri): head outdoors with Jetryder and then make a trip to Passage Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island road trip planner .

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Hamilton Island: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Spas & Wellness
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the activities along Heart Reef.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
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Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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