7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
1
Edge Hill
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
day
Edge Hill

Edge Hill ©
On the 6th (Wed), take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edge Hill day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Edge Hill is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in February; daily highs in Edge Hill reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Edge Hill

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Tanks Arts Centre ©
Tanks Arts Centre
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Smithfield Shopping Centre ©
Smithfield Shopping Centre

3
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.
Head to Coffee Works and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Four Mile Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 9th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas and look for gifts at Funstuff by Lynda.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas route tool .

Traveling by car from Edge Hill to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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