12 days in Tropical North Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Tropical North Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tropical North Queensland tour planner

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Palm Cove
— 4 nights
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Mission Beach
— 1 night
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Fitzroy Island
— 3 nights

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Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning website.

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Palm Cove.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Baths · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Cove: Kuranda (Kuranda Koala Gardens, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Jarver Gallery, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and get interesting insight from AJ Hackett Cairns.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palm Cove trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Palm Cove takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Spas
Pacific Watersports ©
Pacific Watersports

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 27th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery and then let the river carry you with Wildside Adventures.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip builder site.

You can drive from Palm Cove to Mission Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wildside Adventures ©
Wildside Adventures
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

3
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Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Fitzroy Island National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fitzroy Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mission Beach to Fitzroy Island with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Fitzroy Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park