8 days in Whitsundays & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Whitsundays & Brisbane Itinerary

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Daydream Island
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights

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Daydream Island

Daydream Island
On the 27th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Daydream Island Rejuvenation Day Spa and then identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Daydream Island travel planner.

Brisbane to Daydream Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Daydream Island, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Airlie Beach. December in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Whitsunday Islands National Park, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, walk around South Bank Parklands, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Hamilton Island in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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