4 days in Cairns, Rockhampton & Hervey Bay Itinerary

4 days in Cairns, Rockhampton & Hervey Bay Itinerary

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Cairns
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Rockhampton
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Hervey Bay
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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 11th (Fri): go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk and then admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Red Arrow Walk ©
Red Arrow Walk
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Rockhampton Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rockhampton trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Cairns to Rockhampton by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rockhampton, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Hervey Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rockhampton in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum

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