14 days in Daintree Region & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

14 days in Daintree Region & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Cooktown, Bus to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Mossman
— 1 night
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maleny
— 2 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Daintree Discovery Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Cape Tribulation are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mossman.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

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Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tee off at Mossman Golf Club and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mossman journey planning site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Mossman in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mossman are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Mossman

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Wirreanda Park), Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout & Mount Coolum) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, wander the streets of Hastings Street, take in the exciting artwork at Noosa Regional gallery, and soothe aching muscles at Pilates Success.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mossman to Noosa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 12:

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Maleny

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 13th (Sun), trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Obi Boardwalk, and then admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Parrots in Paradise and then take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maleny visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Daintree Region travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.

Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.