8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Cairns. Traveling from Auckland in May, expect nights in Cairns to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toPort Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Daintree Tea, then engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Daintree Tea, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Tea ©
Daintree Tea

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