44 days in Queensland Itinerary

44 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mission Beach
— 2 nights
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Drive to Townsville, Fly to Winton, Bus to Longreach
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Longreach
— 2 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Heart Reef. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Bowen (Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, Horseshoe Bay, &more). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder app.

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Airlie Beach at 33°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Marina. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park, and make a trip to Passage Peak.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

5
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Babinda Boulders and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, &more) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Spas. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and then stroll through Mission Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mission Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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Longreach

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House and then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Longreach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Mission Beach to Longreach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December in Longreach, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

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Fraser Island

Explore hidden gems such as Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Longreach to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December, Fraser Island is slightly colder than Longreach - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bundaberg Rum Distillery and Blue Dolphin Marine Tours. Step out of Hervey Bay with an excursion to Mon Repos Turtle Encounter in Bundaberg--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the waterfront at The Pier, explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and get engrossed in the history at Customs House Interpretive Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. In December in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Peregian Beach and Kondalilla Falls. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach), Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, stroll around Wirreanda Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Noosa attractions website.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eagle Street Pier and City Hall. The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday planner.

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning app.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.