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How long to do Brisbane to Cairns approx...

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1. Posted by robbo_gsi (Full Member 81 posts) 9y

hey all

am currently in brissy working and have 2 mths left before heading home. i still have the rest of the coast up to cairns to do and am just wondering how much u guys took to do that specific journey. am thinking about allowing 3 weeks (including time in cairns). wot uz think?

thanks in advance :)

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

It depends in how much detail you want to see it and if you want to spend some time seeing the Whitsundays. If you wanted to get from Brisbane-Cairns as quick as possible, you can get the bus up in 27 hours and 55 minutes according to the bus timetable I have got, but one would hope you wouldn't do it that quick! I'd say to have a relaxing time, take in heaps and still have time in Cairns a month would be good, but you could do it in 3 weeks. A month would allow longer relaxing and sight seeing around the Whitsundays where their is 74 islands to explore. You'd also be able to visit Fraser Island on your way up to the Whitsunday region if you haven't already been.

Have a great trip.

3. Posted by Helena224 (Budding Member 54 posts) 9y

Well i'm taking 3 weeks to do that and that is really cramming in the stops that I am going to. Up to you, but in my opinion, the longer the better really.