6 days in Greater Melbourne, Kangaroo Island & Cairns Region Itinerary

6 days in Greater Melbourne, Kangaroo Island & Cairns Region Itinerary

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6 days in Greater Melbourne, Kangaroo Island & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
St Kilda
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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day
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Black Rock Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Damper Creek Reserve, and then stroll around Valley Reserve.

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Brisbane to St Kilda is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in St Kilda at 16°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Waverley, Black Rock Beach
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Damper Creek Reserve ©
Damper Creek Reserve
Valley Reserve ©
Valley Reserve

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, kick back and relax at Island Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from St Kilda to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

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Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Cairns takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

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