7 days in Mackay & Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Mackay & Cairns Itinerary

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7 days in Mackay & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Mackay
1
Mackay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mackay

3
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Airlie Beach) and Eungella National Park (in Eungella). The adventure continues: make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, make a trip to Mango Avenue, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bluewater Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mackay trip builder site .

In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Eungella National Park
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Eungella National Park ©
Eungella National Park

2
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, walk around Munro Martin Parklands, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Cairns. Traveling from Mackay in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 79°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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