58 days in Queensland Itinerary

58 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
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Tin Can Bay
— 1 night
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
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Bundaberg
— 2 nights
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Lady Musgrave Island
— 1 day
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Great Keppel Island
— 1 night
Drive to Gladstone Airport, Fly to Rockhampton Airport
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Rockhampton
— 2 nights
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Yeppoon
— 3 nights
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Mackay
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Townsville
— 3 nights
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Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Drive to Mission Beach
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Mission Beach
— 6 nights
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Innisfail
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Dunk Island
— 2 nights
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Hayman Island
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Bowen
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Kuranda
— 2 nights
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Cape Tribulation
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Rainbow Beach

— 2 nights
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the activities along Searys Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rainbow Beach Massage, Retreats and Wellness Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rainbow Beach trip itinerary tool.

Brisbane to Rainbow Beach is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tin Can Bay.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Tin Can Bay

— 1 night
Tin Can Bay is a town and locality in the Wide Bay–Burnett region in Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Barnacles Dolphin Centre and then experience rural life at Cooloola Berries.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tin Can Bay sightseeing planner.

Tin Can Bay is just a short distance from Rainbow Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Tin Can Bay

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tin Can Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. In July in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Hervey Bay

— 4 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Take a break from Hervey Bay with a short trip to Mary Ann Steam Locomotive in Maryborough, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, and make a trip to The Pier.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. July in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Bundaberg

— 2 nights
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 1st (Sun), meet the residents at Alexandra Park Zoo, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Tinaberries, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg route planner.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lady Musgrave Island.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Lady Musgrave Island

— 1 day
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lady Musgrave Island.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lady Musgrave Island trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Island with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Great Keppel Island.

Things to do in Lady Musgrave Island

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Great Keppel Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Shelving Beach, then stroll through Wreck Beach, and then kick back and relax at Monkey Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Great Keppel Island trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lady Musgrave Island to Great Keppel Island. In August in Great Keppel Island, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Great Keppel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Rockhampton

— 2 nights
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum, get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village, then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, then gain some tasty knowledge on Saleyards Distillery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Archer (Nurim).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rockhampton vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Keppel Island to Rockhampton. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Yeppoon

— 3 nights
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Yeppoon is known for zoos & aquariums, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koorana Crocodile Farm, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the activities along Stony Creek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yeppoon trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Rockhampton to Yeppoon in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Yeppoon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mackay

— 3 nights
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Eungella National Park (in Eungella) and Sarina Sugar Shed (in Sarina). There's lots more to do: stroll through Bluewater Trail, make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, explore the galleries of Artspace Mackay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackay trip planner.

You can drive from Yeppoon to Mackay in 4 hours. In August in Mackay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island to see Daydream Island Living Reef about 34 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Boathaven Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mackay in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Townsville

— 3 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart, go for a walk through Castle Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville day trip site.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Townsville, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Magnetic Island

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at Happy hands Thai massage, stop by Arcadia Store, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Magnetic Island Forts Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get interesting insight from Bungalow Bay Koala Village, then get a new perspective on things with Magnetic Island Time Cruises, and then explore the activities along Arthur Bay.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island takes an hour. August in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Mission Beach

— 6 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Cardwell (The Spa Pool, Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station, &more) and Wallaman Falls (in Ingham). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Reef Express, enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and look for gifts at Charley's Chocolate Factory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mission Beach trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Mission Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Innisfail.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Innisfail

— 1 night
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Innisfail route maker site.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Innisfail takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Cairns

— 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and finally walk around Munro Martin Parklands.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Cairns online trip maker.

Getting from Innisfail to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Hamilton Island

— 2 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Jetryder, then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip app.

You can fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dunk Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Dunk Island

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Family Islands National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dunk Island day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Dunk Island. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Dunk Island

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Hayman Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Seabob Jet Australia.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hayman Island trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dunk Island to Hayman Island. In September, daily temperatures in Hayman Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Bowen

— 3 nights
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Bowen side-trips: Gloucester Island National Park (in Hydeaway Bay) and The Coalface Experience (in Collinsville). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, take an in-depth tour of Bowen Historical Society and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Queens Beach, and stroll through Horseshoe Bay.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bowen trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Hayman Island to Bowen with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bowen when traveling from Hayman Island in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Bowen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda

— 2 nights
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Kuranda to Herberton to see Historic Village Herberton about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainforestation Nature Park, explore the galleries of Peter Jarver Gallery, and stop by Our Animals Our Earth.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kuranda attractions tool.

You can drive from Bowen to Kuranda in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kuranda when traveling from Bowen in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation

— 4 nights
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Drive from Kuranda to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.