60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Longreach
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Townsville
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Step out of Longreach with an excursion to Langenbaker House in Ilfracombe--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, stop by Spinifex Collections, make a trip to Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, and head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback Train.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Longreach online route planner .

Sydney to Longreach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Longreach are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas journey maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Longreach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation road trip site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

7
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: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Green Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Bowling Green Bay National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, enjoy some diversion at Tobruk Memorial Baths, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville day trip planning app .

Fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Townsville when traveling from Cairns in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Queensland, Bowling Green Bay National Park, Copperfield Gorge
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough) and Bowen (Grays Bay & Horseshoe Bay). On the 17th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach road trip planner .

Getting from Townsville to Airlie Beach by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in June, you will find days in Airlie Beach are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, Cape Hillsborough National Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Jetryder.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island attractions tool .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Hamilton Island in June, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
K'gari ©
K'gari

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Warana (Laserzone Sunshine Coast & Rockit Climbing Gym). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, stroll through Mount Cooroora, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sunshine Coast Brewery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Warana, Tina Cooper Gallery, Mount Cooroora, Mount Ninderry
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
When in Maleny, make a side trip to see Charlie Moreland Camping Area in Kenilworth, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, take in the pleasant sights at Sunshine Coast Great Walk, and get great views at McCarthy's Lookout.

Plan my Maleny trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Noosa to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Maleny, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Kenilworth, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Australia Zoo, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Conondale National Park ©
Conondale National Park

6
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Japanache (in Southport) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip website .

Drive from Maleny to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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