60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Noosa
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  9 h
6
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
7
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
8
Townsville
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, cool off at Dreamworld, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

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

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Mooloolaba Beach), Podie Pie (in Nambour) and Charlie Moreland Camping Area (in Kenilworth). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glass House Mountains National Park, and get great views at McCarthy's Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maleny trip planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Maleny are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenilworth, Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains National Park, Mapleton Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Laserzone Sunshine Coast (in Warana). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah, take a stroll through Downtown Caloundra, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Mount Ninderry, Mount Cooroora
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and stroll through Eli Creek.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Passage Peak, get your game on at Sports Club, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Hamilton Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island), The Leichhardt Tree (in Mackay) and Bowen (Bowen Historical Society and Museum, Grays Bay, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, cruise along Mango Avenue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bowen, Mackay, Daydream Island Living Reef, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of Museum of Tropical Queensland, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville vacation app .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Townsville are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Queensland, Copperfield Gorge, Willows Rotary Markets
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Wrights Lookout) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Macalister Brewing Company, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mission Beach, Kuranda, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Daintree Tea (in Daintree). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree Tea, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Daintree (Tranquility Falls, Elizas Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

Start your trip to Port Douglas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman, Daintree, Wangetti, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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