23 days in Cardwell, Cape York & Daintree Itinerary

23 days in Cardwell, Cape York & Daintree Itinerary

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Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Cardwell
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Cardwell
— 6 nights
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Weipa
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Weipa
— 1 night
Drive to Aurukun, Fly to Lockhart
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Lockhart
— 1 night
Drive
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Bamaga
— 3 nights
Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Daintree
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Daintree
— 11 nights
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Cardwell

— 6 nights
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardwell: Ingham (Mercer Lane Mosaic, TYTO Wetlands, &more), Lucinda (Absolute North Charters & Lucinda Jetty) and Golden Gumboot (in Tully). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Hinchinbrook Island. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Murray Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Kirrama National Park, look for gifts at Ob la di, and steep yourself in history at Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cardwell online trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane to Cardwell is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Weipa.

Things to do in Cardwell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Weipa

— 1 night
Weipa is the largest town on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see what you can catch with Eclipse FNQ Charters.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Weipa trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Cardwell to Weipa with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Weipa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lockhart.

Things to do in Weipa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Lockhart

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lockhart road trip tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Weipa to Lockhart in 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Lockhart

Nature · Parks

Bamaga

— 3 nights
Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Bamaga to Seisia to see Roko Pearls about 30 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Jardine River National Park. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bamaga online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Lockhart to Bamaga with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Daintree

— 11 nights
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Venture out of the city with trips to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, &more) and Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, make a trip to Elizas Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Daintree day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bamaga to Daintree. August in Daintree sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape York travel guide

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Fishing Charters & Tours · Bars & Clubs · Gift & Specialty Shops