56 days in Queensland Itinerary

56 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive
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Toowoomba
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maleny
— 5 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Brisbane — 5 nights

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation planner.

Exeter, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Exeter to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Toowoomba.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Toowoomba — 2 nights

Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Queens Park Botanic Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, and then stroll around Laurel Bank Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Spring Bluff and then don't miss a visit to Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Toowoomba trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Toowoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Toowoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hervey Bay.
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Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Hervey Bay — 5 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Kalki Moon Distilling Company, &more) and Australian Adventure Park (in Burrum Heads). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay day trip planning app.

Fly from Toowoomba to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Toowoomba in September since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Fraser Island — 6 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to K'gari, kick back and relax at Indian Head, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fraser Island day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:

Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Caloundra (Moffat Beach, Shelly Beach, &more). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens, and cast your line with Noosa River Fishing Safaris.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maleny.
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Maleny — 5 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Lasting Impressions Gallery (in Kenilworth) and Buderim District Park (in Buderim). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Maleny road trip site.

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Airlie Beach.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:

Airlie Beach — 4 nights

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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: race across the water with a speed boat tour, step aboard Whitsunday Passage, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach travel planner.

Getting from Maleny to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Maleny in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Hamilton Island — 4 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Passage Peak, enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Cairns — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Cape Tribulation — 5 nights

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:

Port Douglas — 6 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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Rex Lookout in Wangetti, approximately Wangetti away. Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 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.
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