11 days in Port Douglas, Daintree & Hamilton Island Itinerary

11 days in Port Douglas, Daintree & Hamilton Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
2
Daintree
— 3 nights
3
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and get outside with Horses in Port.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Adelaide in January, with lows around °C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Horses in Port ©
Horses in Port

3
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daintree: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Tranquility Falls, view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Daintree trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Daintree in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Daintree can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Photography Tours

4
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, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Passage Peak, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, and tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Daintree to Hamilton Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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