8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+5
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get outside with Horses in Port, stop by Moonglow Jewellery, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Wonga Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and finally get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

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Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in March since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Tue), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk
Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Warning and Broken Head Beach. Get outdoors at Pat Morton Lookout and Mount Warning Summit Trail. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Buck's Farm (in Chillingham) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth, have some family-friendly fun at Circus Arts Byron Bay, take some stellar pictures from Fisherman's Lookout, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Byron Bay Farmers Market.

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Getting from Airlie Beach to Byron Bay by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head, Mount Warning Summit Trail, Buck's Farm, Lighthouse Beach
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Mount Warning ©
Mount Warning
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

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