24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Seventeen Seventy
— 3 nights
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Yeppoon
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Bus
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Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Magnetic Island
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Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Breakwater Ferry, Drive to Rockhampton
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Rockhampton
— 1 night
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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Joseph Banks Regional Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Lady Musgrave Island and Butterfly Walk. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seventeen Seventy trip itinerary website.

Brisbane to Seventeen Seventy is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seventeen Seventy, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Byfield National Park and Mount Jim Crow National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Yeppoon Main Beach and Farnborough Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yeppoon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seventeen Seventy to Yeppoon takes 3.5 hours. In November in Yeppoon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, and then stroll through Boathaven Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hydeaway Bay Beach, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Drive from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yeppoon in November, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Babinda Boulders and Behana Gorge Waterfall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and Shark Diving. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, ponder the world of politics at Cairns District Court, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dubuji Boardwalk and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get in touch with nature at Thornton Beach and Gondwana Rainforest. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree River Fishing & Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

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Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Djiru National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mission Beach online trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Mission Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Magnetic Island

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Magnetic Island Time Cruises and Magnetic Island National Park. You'll get in some beach time at Geoffrey Bay and West Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Magnetic Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

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Rockhampton

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rockhampton online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Rockhampton takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Magnetic Island in November, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Rockhampton. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.