46 days in Queensland Itinerary

46 days in Queensland Itinerary

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46 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  28​h
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
7
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
8
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Greenmount Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Step out of Gold Coast to go to North Tamborine and see Glow Worm Caves, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Gold Coast, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect Gold Coast to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll get in some beach time at Peregian Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach) and Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Noosa River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planning website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Carlo Sand Blow, Mount Ninderry
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and WetSide Water Park. Bring the kids along to Mon Repos and Burrum Heads Beach. When in Hervey Bay, make a side trip to see Bundaberg Rum Distillery in Bundaberg, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Esplanade, don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts, stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, and have some family-friendly fun at Jump Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Burrum Heads Beach
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eli Creek and Indian Head. Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Champagne Pools will get you outdoors.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

2
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Sylvan Beach and BBQ Boat Hire. Visit Woorim Beach and Bongaree Beach for some beach relaxation.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bribie Island trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Bribie Island with the Route module. December in Bribie Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Ferryman Cruises ©
Ferryman Cruises
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

3
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.
Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Speed Boats Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grays Bay and Charter Yachts Australia. Step out of Airlie Beach to go to Bowen and see Mother Beddock Rock, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Heart Reef, look for gifts at Whitsunday Opals, and tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

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Explore your travel options from Bribie Island to Airlie Beach with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bribie Island in December since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kids will enjoy Big Mama Sailing and Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Magnetic Island Forts Walk and Magnetic Island National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. January in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, then have fun at Tobruk Memorial Baths, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tropical Queensland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then Head underground at Copperfield Gorge.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Townsville online journey planner .

Townsville is very close to Magnetic Island. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Copperfield Gorge
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Opal Reef and Four Mile Beach. Kids will enjoy Safaris and Agincourt Reef. Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online day trip planner .

Getting from Townsville to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Safaris

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Bloomfield Waterfall. Attractions like Daintree National Park and Myall Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

10
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Atherton Tablelands. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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