22 days in Cape York & Cairns Itinerary

22 days in Cape York & Cairns Itinerary

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22 days in Cape York & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Bamaga
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 17 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Bamaga

Bamaga ©
Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jardine River National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Roko Pearls in Seisia (about 30 minutes away). There's more to do: look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bamaga trip maker .

Sydney to Bamaga is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll set off for Cairns on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Seisia
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Jardine River National Park ©
Jardine River National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Roko Pearls ©
Roko Pearls

17
nights
Cairns

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Mission Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Esplanade Boardwalk and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout, The Bump Track, & more) and Kuranda (Emu Ridge Gallery, Wrights Lookout, & more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Fig Tree.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bamaga to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Mission Beach, Mossman, Rex Lookout
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Shark Diving

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