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1. Posted by Tomo T (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

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Going to Oz for a month Dec/Jan.

Will be travelling from Cairns to Brisbane and have about 8-10 days.
If any of ye have any suggestions on what would be the things that should definetly be done. Also where would the best place be to be at xmas along this route

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

8-10 days isn't very long!

2 days Cairns (inc. 1 day reef trip)

1 day Airlie beach
2 day Whitsunday tour
- Christmas Day * * * * * Airlie Beach
- 1 day travel to Hervey Bay
- 2 days Fraser Island
- 1 day Brisbane

and that's it.

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Palm cove and Noosa Heads.

4. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 8y

You're gonna spend two days travelling Tomo! Pick one or two places and stay there.
I like Noosa too. Never heard of it before I went to Australia. Quieter than the Gold Coast, but nicer for it.
I could imagine Airlie Beach would be fun at Christmas though. You can do reef trips from there too. Check out whether you can do day trips on Christmas Day itself (we did in NZ).

5. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 8y

Dead on, James. Don't miss Noosa Head. Do the drive along Steve Erwin highway and the highlands up there too. I don't remember the route name though. Also make sure to spend a day in the tablelands before you leave the Cairns area.