58 days in Queensland Itinerary

58 days in Queensland Itinerary

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58 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h
1
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
4
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
+5
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  11 h 15 min
5
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
Noosa
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Beerwah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Hobart

8
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.
Attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Daintree (Daintree Wild Zoo & Elizas Gallery). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Hobart to Port Douglas is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman, Daintree, Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Daintree Discovery Centre, &more), Daintree (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

8
nights
Cairns

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.
Bring the kids along to Palm Cove Beach and Sugarworld Waterpark. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Spas (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, kick back and relax at Nudey Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellis Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

6
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mackay Aqua Park and Wild life Hamilton Island. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Mackay (Town Beach & Bluewater Lagoon), Bowen (Horseshoe Bay, Grays Bay, &more) and Hamilton Island (Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island Marina, &more). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, make a splash at Airlie Aqua Park, and stop by Into The Blue Gallery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach attractions planner.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Bowen, Mackay
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Mackay Aqua Park ©
Mackay Aqua Park

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Bring the kids along to Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Airlie Beach in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

7
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aqua Park Bli Bli and Noosa Main Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Aqua Fun Park (in Twin Waters) and The Ginger Factory (in Yandina). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and stroll through Bulcock Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Noosa online route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Beerwah.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Woombye, The Ginger Factory, Aqua Park Bli Bli
Highlights from your plan
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
Queensland Zoo ©
Queensland Zoo

2
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 4th (Sat), get your game on at Big Kart Track and then find something for the whole family at Aussie World. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ngungun, and then pause for some photo ops at Woodford Leopard Tank.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beerwah trip planning tool .

You can drive from Noosa to Beerwah in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Beerwah are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mount Ngungun, Aussie World, Woodford Leopard Tank, Big Kart Track
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Aussie World ©
Aussie World
Big Kart Track ©
Big Kart Track

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kids will enjoy Sylvan Beach and Bongaree Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Robelle Domain (in Springfield Lakes), Woorim Beach (in Woorim) and Queens Park (in Ipswich). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Brisbane trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Beerwah to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bribie Island, Ipswich, Albany Creek Leisure Centre
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Robelle Domain ©
Robelle Domain
Woorim Beach ©
Woorim Beach

8
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to The Treat Shop in Eagle Heights, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, make a splash at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Treat Shop
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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