Sailaway, Mackay Cay, QLD © Sailaway Cape Tribulation

10-day coast to coast itinerary

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10-day coast to coast itinerary

Cairns Esplanade, Cairns City, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Cairns Esplanade, Cairns City, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

When to go

Cairns’ dry season (April to September) is the most popular time to visit. However, a trip during the wet season (November to March) can be cheaper and less crowded.

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda, QLD © Tourism Australia

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda, Queensland © Tourism Australia

Snorkelling Agincourt Reef, Port Douglas, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Snorkelling Agincourt Reef, Port Douglas, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Kuku-Yalanji Dreamtime Walks, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest, QLD © Tourism Australia

Kuku-Yalanji Dreamtime Walks, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest, Queensland © Tourism Australia

Travel tip

If you have an extra night or two, extend your trip to the remote Cape Tribulation. It’s the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet – the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef.

Kings Park and Botanical Garden, Perth, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Kings Park and Botanical Garden, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Quokka, Rottnest Island, WA © James Vodicka

Quokka, Rottnest Island, Western Australia © James Vodicka

Fremantle Tours, Michael Deller © Fremantle Tours

Freo is a real community, you always get stopped on the street for a g’day and wave or a chat.

Exmouth, Ningaloo Marine Park, WA © Anson Smart, Tourism Australia

Exmouth, Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia © Anson Smart, Tourism Australia

Murray John Pattison, Live Ningaloo

"Exmouth is a laid-back town. We often say we ‘live in a bubble’ where you can take your dog on the beach without a lead and rock up to the shops with sandy feet and no shoes."

Cottesloe Beach, Perth, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Lancaster Wines, Swan Valley, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Lancaster Wines, Swan Valley, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Travel tip

When ordering a tap beer at an Aussie pub, do yourself a favour and learn the local jargon. In Western Australia, a 'pot' is the largest size at over 500mls (20 ounces).

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