6 days in Great Barrier Reef, Beerwah & Greater Sydney Itinerary

6 days in Great Barrier Reef, Beerwah & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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6 days in Great Barrier Reef, Beerwah & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + train:  7​h
3
Beerwah
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
North Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: New York City

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Cairns. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 85°F and lows about 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online visit planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beerwah.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 8th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Beerwah trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Port Douglas to Beerwah in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in April; daily highs in Beerwah reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to North Sydney.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mount Ngungun
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

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night
North Sydney

North Sydney ©
North Sydney is a suburb and major district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our North Sydney visit planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Beerwah to North Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Beerwah, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in North Sydney, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Clarkes Point Reserve ©
Clarkes Point Reserve

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