7 days in Broome, North Stradbroke Island & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

7 days in Broome, North Stradbroke Island & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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7 days in Broome, North Stradbroke Island & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Step out of the city life by going to Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach. SSJG Heritage Centre and Broome Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 23rd (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at The Courthouse Collection.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Broome planner .

Brisbane to Broome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Broome hover around 35°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Broome

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

1
day
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach, identify plant and animal life at Myora Springs Conservation Area, explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our North Stradbroke Island road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Broome to North Stradbroke Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to North Stradbroke Island. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Broome in June; daily highs in North Stradbroke Island reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Birrabeen and Boomanjin lake. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from North Stradbroke Island to Fraser Island with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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