SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY: BRITZ NORTHERN EXPOSURE
Duration: 7 days
Total Distance: 1796 kilometres
· Visit Australia Zoo, home of the world famous Crocodile Hunter, just north of Brisbane
Suggested Accommodation - Britz /Maui customers save 10% at these BIG 4 Holiday Parks along the way:
· BIG4 Forest Glen Holiday Resort, Sunshine Coast
Best Photo Spots:
· Wallaman Falls,
Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg (Optional diversion to Fraser Island)
Just north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is a spectacular region stretching from the seaside town of Caloundra to Noosa's famous Hasting Street. So take your time and do ‘brunch' with the locals at Café LeMonde, Cato's or countless other trendy cafes on the beach strip. Have a swim at Noosa's famous Main Beach. Optional: on the way to Noosa, detour via Landsborough to visit Australia Zoo – home of the ‘Crocodile Hunter'.
A 40 minute diversion from the Bruce Highway at Maryborough will take you to Hervey Bay, where you can catch a ferry to Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island and home to Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village. Fraser Island is a World Heritage Listed National Park with lush rainforests and clear blue-water lakes. It is suggested to take an extra 1 or 2 days to visit Fraser Island. Day tours depart from Hervey Bay, or overnight on the island.
Another ‘hour up the road' is Bundaberg, gateway to the ‘Coral Coast'. From here you can access the Southern Great Barrier Reef including Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands by either flight or launch. Bundaberg has a rich agricultural economic base and is the home of Bundaberg Rum. Mon Repos Beach is the largest mainland Turtle Rookery in
Day 2: Bundaberg (or Fraser Island) to Rockhampton
Rockhampton is the gateway to the Capricorn region and bears the proud label of ‘Beef Capital of Australia', with 2 million cattle within a 50km radius of town. Before departing Rockhampton, stop at the ‘Spire' to record your crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn.
Day 3: Rockhampton to Whitsundays
It's a long drive to the Whitsundays, so break your journey with regular rest stops. The coastal town of Sarina is a good place to stop for lunch and a refreshing swim.
Day 4: Whitsundays
The Whitsundays are one of
Day 5: Whitsundays to Townsville
Townsville is one of Queensland's premier event destinations, with an exciting annual line up of sporting, aquatic, historical and cultural events. Townsville also provides easy access to the islands of Magnetic, Dunk, Bedarra, Orpheus and Hinchinbrook.
Day 6: Townsville to Cairns
The route from Townsville to Cairns is known as the Great Green Way with sandy beaches, world heritage rainforests and plunging waterfalls. Some 50km to the west,
Day 7: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Cairns is the gateway to Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests. Cairns has a wide range of experiences and activities. Dine at one of the many restaurants and cafes, browse at an art gallery or two or shop to your heart's delight. If relaxation is what you're after, visit Cairns' Northern Beaches of Holloways, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, and Palm Cove, or Port Douglas. Here you can enjoy a village atmosphere and some great beachside dining experiences. Further north are the tropical rainforest and World Heritage Listed National Park areas of the Wet Tropics, including the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation areas. Numerous day touring options are available from Cairns on a daily basis.
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