5 days in Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

5 days in Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

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5 days in Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Cairns
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
End: Cairns

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 27th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island holiday planner .

Cairns to Fraser Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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