40 days in Queensland Itinerary

40 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Noosa
— 6 nights
2
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
3
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
4
Townsville
— 4 nights
5
Cardwell
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
8
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Noosa is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip planner.

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Stumers Creek, Mount Ninderry
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

5
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Hydeaway Bay (Gloucester Island National Park & Hydeaway Bay Beach), Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Bowen (Bowen Historical Society and Museum, Mother Beddock Rock, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, and browse the exhibits of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planning tool.

Getting from Noosa to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Hydeaway Bay, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island Living Reef, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Helicopter 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park, and kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

4
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: go for a walk through Castle Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, get interesting insight from Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Townsville day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Hamilton Island to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in April: highs in Townsville hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cardwell.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cardwell

Cardwell ©
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Murray Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station, take in the dramatic scenery at Attie Creek Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wallaman Falls.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cardwell day trip app.

You can drive from Townsville to Cardwell in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cardwell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wallaman Falls
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls
Attie Creek Falls ©
Attie Creek Falls

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cardwell to Cairns in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Macalister Brewing Company, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

6
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday maker.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In May in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Photography Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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