25 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Townsville
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Noosa — 3 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: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Whites Lookout and Park (in Buderim) and Maroochydore Rotary Park (in Maroochydore). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, take in the exciting artwork at Tracey Keller Gallery - Noosa, make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa road trip app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Noosa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Champagne Pools, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, stroll through Indian Head, and take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 1 night

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 22nd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Therapies Massage and Wellness Centre, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, and then stroll around Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 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 (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, and stroll around Anzac Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the 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. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Townsville.
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Townsville — 1 night

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 31st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Anzac Park, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Townsville holiday planning site.

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour of Whitsunday Passage, then take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brisbane online trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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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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