11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Kuranda
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Kuranda — 2 nights

Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Platypus Viewing Platform and Earl Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Kuranda National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with a short trip to The Peterson Creek Walking Track in Yungaburra (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at BatReach, explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Kuranda, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Macalister Brewing Company, and look for gifts at Opal Time.

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Melbourne to Kuranda is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Kuranda is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cairns.
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Cairns — 7 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Atherton Tablelands as well as Josephine Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Babinda Boulders. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Lake Barrine. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Opal Reef in Port Douglas, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nudey Beach, and don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

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Getting from Kuranda to Cairns by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to 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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