57 days in Queensland Itinerary

57 days in Queensland Itinerary

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57 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  29​h
1
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Cairns
— 8 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 9 nights
shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Step out of Mooloolaba to go to Noosa and see Noosa National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, and have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Mooloolaba is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In August in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Buderim, Peregian Beach, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

8
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, South Bank Parklands, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 8:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hervey Bay: Bundaberg (Bundaberg CBD & Bundaberg Rum Distillery) and Childers (Brierley Wines & Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, visit the horses at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. September in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Childers, Burrum Heads Beach, Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island route maker .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Hervey Bay in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach. When in Airlie Beach, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Bay in Bowen, approximately 1h 20 min away. On the 21st (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Beach Book Boutique, trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, and head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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.
Townsville is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, identify plant and animal life at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Townsville trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Queensland
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

8
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 get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online vacation planner .

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

9
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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