60 days in Nicholls & Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Nicholls & Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Nicholls & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  31​h
1
Nicholls
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 7 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  7​h
4
Longreach
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 10 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Lagos

3
nights
Nicholls

Nicholls ©
Take a break from the city and head to Wee Jasper Reserves and Tumut River. Get out of town with these interesting Nicholls side-trips: Four Winds Vineyard (in Murrumbateman), Lake George Winery (in Collector) and The Grape Escape (in Mittagong).

Make your Nicholls itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Lagos, Nigeria to Nicholls is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lagos to Nicholls due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lagos in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Nicholls: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Nicholls

Parks Wineries Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canberra, Murrumbateman, The Grape Escape, Tumut River, Wee Jasper Reserves
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Wee Jasper Reserves ©
Wee Jasper Reserves
Wily Trout Vineyard ©
Wily Trout Vineyard
Tumut River ©
Tumut River

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Indian Head and Wanggoolba Creek.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Nicholls to Fraser Island with the Route module. While traveling from Nicholls, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

7
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Artisans Gallery and Queensland Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, view the masterpieces at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Mooloolaba, Montville, Maroochydore Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Longreach tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Longreach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Longreach sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics

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.
Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Queensland Art Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Longreach to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Longreach in October: highs in Gold Coast hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 7:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (Mother Beddock Rock, Grays Bay, & more), Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island (in Hayman Island) and Molle Islands National Park (in Long Island). The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts, and stop by Beach Book Boutique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bowen, Whitsunday Islands, Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island, Molle Islands National Park
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and Underart Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Cairns, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Crystal Cascades, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Barron Gorge National Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Appreciate the collections at Janbal Gallery and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach, take a memorable tour with Port Douglas Boat Hire, tee off at Mossman Golf Club, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — Dec 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. You'll get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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