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: Lucinda (Absolute North Charters & Lucinda Jetty), Ingham (Mercer Lane Mosaic, TYTO Wetlands, &more) and Golden Gumboot (in Tully). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Hinchinbrook Island. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murray Falls, stop by Ob la di, and stroll around Coral Sea Battle Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cardwell road trip site.

Brisbane to Cardwell is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to 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. On the 18th (Sat), see what you can catch with Eclipse FNQ Charters.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Weipa tour planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cardwell to Weipa. September in Weipa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lockhart.

Things to do in Weipa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Lockhart

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park.

Plan a Lockhart trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Weipa to Lockhart in 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Lockhart

Parks · Nature

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. Step out of Bamaga with an excursion to Roko Pearls in Seisia--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Jardine River National Park. It doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

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Explore your travel options from Lockhart to Bamaga with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Daintree

— 11 nights
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Attractions like Photography Tours and Daintree Discovery Centre make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daintree: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach), Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Daintree route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bamaga to Daintree. In September, daily temperatures in Daintree can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape York travel guide

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