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Cairns to Brisbane

A great family holiday along the beautiful east coast of Australia. Starting from Cairns through Mackay and Townsville you will experience the beauty of the Pacific. Go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef and swim with sea turtles, dolphins and other great sea creatures. This will be one of the greatest highlight during this trip so don't forget to take as many pictures as you can! If you stop at the highlighted map sites there is fun activities and sights for everyone. For example the Coral sea kayaking tour in Mackay or get to know everything about the underwater world. End your self-drive holiday with a visit to Australia Zoo where you can see live wildlife shows and animal feedings. This travel route takes you from Cairns to the Queensland capital city of Brisbane in a relaxing seven day journey which shows you the most beautiful beaches- it is a perfect getaway.

Itinerary

 Day 1: Cairns

Visit:Great Barrier Reef | Stay:Big4 Cairns Coconut

 Day 2: Cairns to Mission Beach

Enjoy: Coral Sea Kayaking | Stay: Big4 Beachcomber Coconut

 Day 3: Mission Beach to Townsville

Visit:Museum of Tropical QLD | Stay:Big4 Townsville Woodlands

 Day 4: Townsville to Mackay

Enjoy: Beaches near Mackay | Stay:Big4 Mackay Marine

 Day 5: Mackay to Yeppoon

Visit: Keppel Island Underwater Observatory | Stay:Big4 Capricorn Palms

 Day 6: Yeppoon to Bundaberg

Visit:Bowl and Leisure Complex | Stay:Big4 Cane Village

 Day 7: Bundaberg to Brisbane

Visit:Australia Zoo

Brisbane QLD, Australia
Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia
Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia
Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia
Mackay QLD 4740, Australia
Townsville City QLD 4810, Australia
Mission Beach QLD 4852, Australia
Cairns QLD, Australia
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Title: Snorkeling on Opal Reef off Port Douglas on a very calm day|Location: Port Douglas|Copyright:Tourism Queensland

Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Adventure Itinerary: Day 1

This great deal is definitely worthwhile. Two hours will be spent at Green Island, the 6000 year old coral cay located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Then three hours at the Outer Reef Activity Platform. There will be a reef education presentation and an underwater observatory with the option to snorkel! Buffet lunch and tea with cake are included. More Info

Title: Snorkeling on Opal Reef off Port Douglas on a very calm day|Location: Port Douglas|Copyright:Tourism Queensland

Museum of Tropical Queensland Itinerary: Day 3

This day activity is perfect for the whole family. Learn everything about Queenslands animals, history, cultures or get a sneak peak at what happens behind the scenes at the Queensland Museum. You are able to ask questions about anything, the helpful and knowledgeable Queensland Museum staff are on hand to welcome your questions and encourage discovery. More Info

Bundy Bowl and Leisure Complex Bundaberg Itinerary: Day 6

Go crazy at Bundy's newest attractions like Crazy Dodgems and Jurassic Put! A whole day of fun for the whole family guaranteed. For the little ones there are activities like Tiny Town and Monster Slide, the Zone 3 Laser Tag for the older ones and for the whole family a 9 Hole Mini Putt Putt Golf Course. Complete with Scary Dinosaurs in Fluoro Lighting and surround sound, it is a great experience for everyone with the courage to beat the course. More info

Title: Snorkeling on Opal Reef off Port Douglas on a very calm day|Location: Port Douglas|Copyright:Tourism Queensland

Australia Zoo Itinerary: Day 7

How about a visit to Australia Zoo on the last day of your trip? For the real wildlife enthusiasts this trip will end in Queenslands biggest Zoo. Spend the day feeding elephants, getting information about otters, tortoises, birds crocodiles and koala's this day will be a memorable one. More info

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Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Definitely a must see when visiting Cairns. Snorkeling, diving or sailing in the Great Barrier Reef is in one word magical. The most beautiful sea creatures and coral reefs give the sea this magical touch. It is a great way to start your trip in Queensland. Be amazed by all there is to see and do and knowing this is only just the beginning.

Cairns to Brisbane