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Brissy to cairns in 12 days..what to do on the way??

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1. Posted by annavict82 (Budding Member 47 posts) 9y

hi everyone :)

At the end of feb I am driving up to cairns from brisbane with my boyf and we have 12 days to do this before flying to perth. now what i was wondering is has anyone got any must see sites along the way? of course we wanna head to the barrier reef and whitsundays but can anyone let me know if they have done this trip?and if so where were your best places to see?thank u!!!!Anna ;)

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

- you'll probably spend at least 4-5 days travelling.
- a decent Whitsunday trip will be at least 2 nights, and you'll probably spend a night in Airlie Beach on each side.
- Fraser Island is worth a night or two, and that will probably mean spending a night or two in Hervey Bay.

3. Posted by Nicip (Full Member 112 posts) 9y

Lone pine koala bear sanctuary just outsie brisbane is great.

Fraser island is a definate as said above -you can go on a day trip or a couple of days from Hervey bay.

and another definate is crocodile hunting steve irwin style.
you go out on a small queensland river on a little boat full or crocs at midnight (the rivers that steve used to go), and you have a big spotlight torch and look for the crocs red eyes. then the guy on the boat goes up closer to the crocs.

it was an amzing experience! saw one beastly one on the riverbank,went up to it on the boat n it came crashing down the riverbank into the river!

this night tour goes from mission beach.

and obviously yeah u said the great barrier reef.

oh and the waterfall curcuit... 3 amazing waterfalls in the space of like a few miles....one of them is milla millaa falls - beatiful (been in shampoo adverts ull recognise it)

have fun! x