7 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

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7 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly:  4​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
End: Cairns

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Cairns to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fraser Island online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder site .

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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