8 days in Broome, Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

8 days in Broome, Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

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8 days in Broome, Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Broome

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bali Hai Resort Spa. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre and then explore the galleries of The Courthouse Collection. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Roebuck Bay, then relax and rejuvenate at Bali Hai Resort Spa, then stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Broome day trip planning tool .

Brisbane to Broome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Broome at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Broome

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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Broome to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Broome in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 27th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

Start your trip to Fraser Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can 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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in June since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 14°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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