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Trip Feedback: Port Douglas to Brisbane Road Trip 2013

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5623 posts) 1y

A few weeks from now we're going to be driving down from Port Douglas to Brisbane.

We have about a week to get from Port Douglas down to Noosa. I know there will probably be some long driving days, but I think it should still be fun.

Any recommendations for things to do along the way? Or things to do in the places we are visiting? Travelling with two kids (ages 6 & 4)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4545 posts) 1y

You broke all other threads with this feature! :)

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4545 posts) 1y

Hmm, shame about the inconsistency in naming between QLD [postcode], QLD, and Queensland. Maybe only do placename, country?

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4545 posts) 1y

Oh, and I'd totally drive inland a bit from Mackay to Eungella National Park. There's a very high chance to see platypuses in the wild at Broken River. (The guides at the Sydney Aquarium where I last saw platypuses were totally jealous that I'd seen them in the wild, through which I learned that this is something most Australians have never done.)

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jun-2013, at 04:28 by Sander ]

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4545 posts) 1y

Also, for the naming of the thread title, maybe include a question mark at the end, or instead of the colon? Makes it just that bit more obvious that the person posting the thread is looking for feedback.

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5623 posts) 1y

Oops :)

Yeah, naming is based on whatever the user entered. Alternative is to link it to the WOEID but that can be really quite different. This could be a problem if the user entered the names in a different language.

And thanks for Eungella National Park tip - spotting wildlife is definitely up there on the priorities list. Noted!

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4545 posts) 1y

Would also be very good to include the arrival/departure dates for each stop in the right-hand column. Half the itinerary advice in the Europe forum is telling people to slow down and not try to cram too much into too little time, so seeing that at a glance can definitely be helpful.

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5623 posts) 1y

Dates now included. And lots of cramming to be seen here

Port Douglas to Brisbane Road Trip 2013

21 stops on this trip

  1. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    17 Jul
  2. Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  3. Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
    21 Feb-17 Jul
  4. Syndicate QLD 4873, Australia
    17 Jul
  5. Mossman QLD 4873, Australia
  6. Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
  7. Cairns, Queensland, Australia
    17 Jul
  8. Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
  9. Lake Eacham
    17 Jul-18 Jul
  10. Mission Beach, QLD Australia
    18 Jul-19 Jul
  11. Townsville, QLD, Australia
    19 Jul-20 Jul
  12. Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia
    20 Jul-22 Jul
  13. Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
    22 Jul
  14. Daydream Island QLD 4802, Australia
    21 Jul-22 Jul
  15. Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
    22 Jul
  16. The Caves, QLD, Australia
    23 Jul-24 Jul
  17. Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia
    24 Jul-25 Jul
  18. Noosa, QLD, Australia
    25 Jul-27 Jul
  19. Eumundi, Queensland, Australia
    27 Jul
  20. Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    27 Jul-28 Jul
  21. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    17 Jul