13 days in Mount Isa & Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Mount Isa & Cairns Itinerary

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Mount Isa
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Mount Isa

— 2 nights
Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. On the 22nd (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hard Times Mine, examine the collection at Outback at Isa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Underground Hospital and Museum, get outside with Lake Moondarra, and then head outdoors with Telstra Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mount Isa itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Mount Isa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Mount Isa to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Museums · Outdoors

Cairns

— 10 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Botanical Gardens. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Flagstaff Hill Lookout, &more). Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and make a splash at Cairns Wake park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Isa to Cairns with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Isa in September, expect nights in Cairns to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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