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10 Day Scenic Cairns to Brisbane Tour (Part II)

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 6 Bowen to Mackay

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 55 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:227 kms

Head to historic bush towns like Nebo and Clemont or stroll at Mackay's Marina Village. Families will love the Blue Water Lagoon. The nearby Eungella National Park offers various nature activities. Meet a platypus or two (or three or fifteen) at this lush park that is also home to a vast number of plant species.

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Day 7 Mackay to Rockhampton

Estimated Travel Period: about 4 hours 50 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:409 kms

Find out what a “cassowary” is at the Rockhampton Zoo.

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Day 8 Rockhampton

Estimated Travel Period: 6 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:3.4 kms

Learn about the history of this gorgeous city at the Rockhampton Heritage Village.

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Day 9 Rockhampton to Bundaberg

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 55 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:288 kms

See all kinds of marine turtles at the Mon Repos Conservation Park and the rugged beauty of Mount Walsh.

Day 10 Bundaberg to Brisbane

Estimated Travel Period: about 4 hours 30 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:365 kms

Time to go to Brisbane, although the fun doesn't end here. There's still plenty to do in Queensland's capital city.

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