9 days in Port Douglas & Fraser Island Itinerary

9 days in Port Douglas & Fraser Island Itinerary

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9 days in Port Douglas & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Port Douglas
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
End: Port Douglas

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, then explore the activities along Boomanjin lake, and then explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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