43 days in Rockhampton & Daintree Itinerary

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Rockhampton
— 25 nights
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Daintree
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Rockhampton — 25 nights

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Riverside Precinct. Get out of town with these interesting Rockhampton side-trips: Capricorn Caves (in The Caves), Emu Park (Emu Park Art Gallery, Hartley Park, &more) and Koorana Crocodile Farm (in Coowonga). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Mount Archer National Park. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Byfield National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Guided Fishing DownUnder, examine the collection at Archer Park Rail Museum, pause for some photo ops at Rod Laver, and take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockhampton trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rockhampton. In November, daily temperatures in Rockhampton can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Daintree.
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Daintree — 17 nights

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Photography Tours and Marrdja Botanical Walk. Explore Daintree's surroundings by going to Whyanbeel (Daintree Station & Whyanbeel Arboretum), Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Mount Alexandra Lookout, &more) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay Beach, &more). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Cedar Bay National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, get to know the resident critters at Daintree Wild Zoo, make a trip to Elizas Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Daintree road trip planning website.

Fly from Rockhampton to Daintree in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to home.
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