8 days in Kangaroo Valley, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

8 days in Kangaroo Valley, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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8 days in Kangaroo Valley, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Kangaroo Valley
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley ©
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. On the 20th (Mon), play a few rounds at Kangaroo Valley Golf, then take in the views from Hampden Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Belmore Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Valley road trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Kangaroo Valley is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Kangaroo Valley, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Kangaroo Valley at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Belmore Falls
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Belmore Falls ©
Belmore Falls
Hampden Bridge ©
Hampden Bridge

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then don't miss a visit to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kangaroo Valley to Gold Coast. In May, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer than Kangaroo Valley - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in May; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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