Sailaway, Mackay Cay, QLD © Sailaway Cape Tribulation

10-day coast to coast itinerary

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

Cairns Esplanade, Cairns City, 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

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

Snorkelling Agincourt Reef, Port Douglas, Queensland

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

Kuku-Yalanji Dreamtime Walks, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, QLD © James Vodicka

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. Stay in an ecolodge to forget your worries and enjoy a digital detox in this natural paradise.

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

Kings Park and Botanical Garden, Perth, Western Australia

Quokka, Rottnest Island, WA © James Vodicka

Quokka, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

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

Live Ningaloo, Exmouth, WA © 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." - Murray John Pattison, Live Ningaloo  

Cottesloe Beach, Perth, WA Ⓒ Tourism Western Australia

Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia

Lancaster Wines, Swan Valley, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Lancaster Wines, Swan Valley, Western Australia

Travel tip

When ordering a tap beer at a traditional Aussie pub, do yourself a favour and read up on the local jargon before you go. In Western Australia, a pot is the largest size, and will get you over 500mls (20 ounces) of the golden beverage.

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