6 days in Queensland Itinerary

6 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Port Douglas
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Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas visit app.

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In October, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
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Queensland travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.