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Brisbane to Cairns Itinerary


Imagine cruising past the beaches of the tropical East Coast of Brisbane to Cairns with the sunshine upon your face. See the Humpback Whales dancing in the ocean and get to know everything about them when visiting Hervey Bay. For an amazing view you definitely have to go to Pioneer Valley and hike in the National park, and for the real adrenaline seeker there is the bungee jump experience of a lifetime in Cairns. Cairns is not just famous for its Great Barrier Reef but offers a lot of other great experiences. During this nine day trip you can see kangaroos at Australia Zoo, visit the longest sand island in the world Fraser Island and relax on beaches any time you wish.

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Day 1: Brisbane to Caloundra - 89.5kms (1 hour 10mins)

Day 2: Caloundra to Hervey Bay - 216kms (2 hours 35mins)
Day 3: Hervey Bay
Day 4: Hervey Bay to Yeppoon - 426kms (4 hours 50mins)
Day 5: Yeppoon to Mackay - 357kms (3 hours 55mins)
Day 6: Mackay to Airlie Beach - 150kms (1 hour 45mins)
Day 7: Airlie Beach 
Day 8: Airlie Beach to Mission Beach - 507kms (5 hour 45mins)
Day 9: Mission Beach to Cairns - 143kms (2 hours)
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    Sea turtle in the ocean

    Sea Turtles

    November to January: Mother turtles come ashore to nest at Mon Repos
    January to late March: Tiny hatchlings take their first flips towards the shore at Mon Repos
    All year round: Swim with the sea turtles that call Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island home!

    Humpback whale in front of tour boat

    Whale Watching

    The calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay provide the perfect conditions for mother Humpbacks to teach their newborn calves survival skills before continuing their migration along the Queensland coastline from June to November every year. This makes Hervey Bay the best spot in Australia to see the whales do what they do best.


    sand island surrounded by reef

    Great Barrier Reef

    Stretching over 2300kms along the Queensland coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage playground waiting to be explored. With five distinctive precincts, each offering a unique set of experiences, there is a breathtaking adventure waiting for you to discover.



    Indigenous Australian perfroming in front of crowd

    Indigenous Culture

    Queensland is the only place in the world where both of Australia’s Indigenous cultures converge and flourish. Torres Strait and Aboriginal cultures date back over 40,000 years and many descendants still practice their traditions and customs today.



    Ideal Vehicle - Campervan

    Campervans are perfect for the Brisbane to Cairns route. The warm Queensland climate makes sleeping under the stars the best option, and the pop-top tent will make sure you get the warm breeze without the unpredictable summer rains or bugs. Holiday parks and campgrounds are abundant along the coast and provide all the amenities that you need without the fuss of internal facilities. 

    The Endeavour Camper

    Economical family touring is the purpose of the custom built Endeavour Camper. Light, economical and easy to handle, this is the ultimate in no-fuss family road trips. This vehicle is great for families that need a 4 berth but are willing to forgo the onboard shower and toilet that are available in larger 4 berth motorhomes.

    The Endeavour Camper is easy to drive with an economical 2.7L petrol engine and automatic transmission. It is family friendly with side door access for ease and convenience. The Endeavour camper is ideal for budget conscious small groups and families.


    Apollo Endeavour Camper

    Endeavour Camper

    Perfect for families new to motorhome holidays.


    Places to stay

    Caravan parks in Queensland

    Ingenia Holiday Park

    Ingenia Holiday Park Noosa

    Fisherman's beach holiday park

    Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park

    Seabreeze tourist park

    Seabreeze Tourist Park


    NRMA Cairns holiday park

    NRMA Cairns Holiday Park

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