Brisbane - Cairns

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Travel Route: Brisbane - Cairns

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 it's 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.

Itinerary

 Day 1:  Brisbane- Caloundra
 Day 2:  Caloundra - Hervey Bay
 Day 3:  Hervey Bay
 Day 4:  Hervey Bay - Yeppoon
 Day 5:  Yeppoon - Mackay
 Day 6:  Mackay - Airlie Beach
 Day 7:  Airlie Beach
 Day 8:  Airlie Beach - Mission Beach
 Day 9:  Cairns

Highlights

Australia Zoo  | Copyright: Tourism Queensland

Australia Zoo Itinerary: Day 1

Crikey! It’s as wild as life gets at Australia Zoo, Home of the Crocodile Hunter, with more wildlife and entertainment than you can poke a stick at! With over 1200 animals and stacks of free shows daily, it’s a full day of wildlife action and adventure! Get hands-on with our cuddly koalas, waddling wombats, slithering snakes and cute kangaroos. Come face to face with majestic tigers, hand-feed our gorgeous elephants, or get your photo taken with a baby alligator. Australia Zoo is your ultimate wildlife destination so get WILD with us! Go to www.australiazoo.com.au

Location: Hervey Bay  | Copyright: Tourism Queensland

Hervey Bay Itinerary: Day 3

Hervey Bay is the whale watching capital of Australia. Between mid-July and early-November whales can be sighted breaching and playfully chasing each other in the warm waters off shore.

Location:Flinders Ranges and Outback  | Photographer:  Milton Wordley | Copyright:South Australian Tourism Commission

Pioneer Valley Itinerary: Day 6

The Pioneer Valley is one of the richest sugar cane growing areas in whole Australia. Apart from that it is an ideal spot to take pictures. Along the way you’ll discover a community steeped in pioneering history.

Location: Bungee Jumping Cairns | Copyright:

Bungee Jumping Cairns Itinerary: Day 9

Our spectacular site in Cairns is a very special place, featuring the worlds first purpose built tower for Bungee Jumping and the Minjin Jungle Swing. More info

Video

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
When you’re planning to go whale watching, make sure you see this video first. Hervey Bay and whales are inextricably linked to each other. There are many ways to see this enormous creatures. From private boats to catamarans. You'll see it all.

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