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7 nights in Queensland

Manchester, UK
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7 nights in Queensland

Hi there

I have booked a suprise trip for my hubby for October. Sydney (18-24) then flying to Cairns.

We have previously done the road trip Sydney to Brisbane but thought we'd do something different seen as though it's that far away (!)

I was thinking of booking a beach house in Palm Beach for the whole week so that we can hire a car and explore Queensland from there as a base - Does this sound good or is it better to travel around?

We would like to visit Barrier Reef (A MUST!) and maybe some islands (can you do this on day trips?) and rainforest etc.

It has to be a trip that he will remember forever (!)

Thanks so much in advance of your responses !


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1. Re: 7 nights in Queensland

H Jennifer

I think you mean Palm Cove just north of Cairns, if so, it would be a great area to stay and explore North QLD from, however it is a long way from Brisbane so you will miss on other areas. Palm Cove will be ideal for your reef and rainforest trips..

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2. Re: 7 nights in Queensland


A beach house would be fun in Palm Cove and hiring a car for exploring. However, it depends on what itinerary you want to do...I would probably split the time between Palm Cove and Port Douglas so you don't have to drive as far to see the local attractions.

Palm Cove - Explore Kuranda , Great Barrier Reef , Cairns , Green island

Port Douglas - explore Daintree NP (rainforest) and Cape Tribulation.


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