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10 Day Scenic Cairns to Brisbane Tour (Part I)

Estimated Travel Period: 10 Days, about 26 hours
Estimated Travel Distance: 1,949 kms

Best Time To Travel

The itinerary would be best experienced during the dry season (between May to November). It would also work during the wet season (December to April), although you'll need to be prepared for rainfall and high humidity. Know what to bring with our Camping Checklist and read about the Climate In Queensland.

Here's a great way to discover the beaches and lush forests of Queensland, on a 10 day tour that can easily be extended depending on how long you want to stay in each stop. 
This tour makes use of sealed roads so you can bring a 2WD campervan or go for one of our awesome 4WDs. There are great motorhomes for hire in Cairns Campervan Hire. You can also follow the itinerary in reverse if you're planning to start in Brisbane. Find your vehicle in Campervan Hire Brisbane.


Day 1 Cairns to Mission Beach

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 55 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:140 kms

The first stop in this Great Barrier Reef tour is a laid-back beachfront town brimming with the promise of breath-taking scuba diving experiences.

Day 2 Mission Beach to Abergowrie State Forest

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 35 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:167 kms

Visit Girringun National Park and be amazed by the height of Wallamans Falls, Australia's highest single-drop waterfall.

Day 3 Abergowrie State Forest

Estimated Travel Period: 46 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:25.5 kms

Try the Dalrymple Gap walking track.

Day 4 Abergowrie State Forest to Townsville

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:150 kms

Have lots of water fun at The Strand and meet aquatic locals at the Reef HQ.

Day 5 Townsville to Bowen

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 35 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:203 kms

Keep a look out for the Big Mango and discover the city that was chosen as one of the filming locations for the movie “Australia”.

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