9 days in Brisbane, Townsville & Daintree Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane, Townsville & Daintree Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane, Townsville & Daintree Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Daintree
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and steep yourself in history at Newstead House.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

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Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Castle Hill, step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Townsville tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Townsville is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Get out of town with these interesting Daintree side-trips: Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Daintree National Park) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall and make a trip to Elizas Gallery.

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Getting from Townsville to Daintree by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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