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Barrier Reef Itinerary Help/Feedback - 5.5 days in mid October

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Ok, so as part of a larger trip, I only have 5.5 days to visit Queensland and Barrier Reef. I'm struggling because there is so much I want to do but doubt I have time for all. I don't want to push too much, or spend too much time traveling, but want to push the right amount.

I will be departing Byron Bay on Day 1, and I have to be back in Brisbane on Day 7 to fly out at 11:30 am. Day 8 fly out.

I'm really torn because I want to go to Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Port Douglas (see barrier reef at least on day trip, whitewater rafting, Port Tribulation, Tablelands, Daintree...)

Options - making my head hurt thinking about this.

First, should I go to Whitsundays over Fraser?

Second, please help!

Option 1 - Fraser to Cairns to Whitsunday
Day 1- Drive to Fraser day 1 - get out on island for tour and stay overnight
Day 2- Fraser explore most of day drive to Brisbane fly to Cairns
Day 3 - Cairns/Port Douglas - Barrier Reef Tour
Day 4 - Port Douglas - Daintree/Cape Tribulation
Day 5 - Barrier Reef/Tablelands
Day 6 - fly to Airlie Beach/Whitsundays
Day 7 - Whitsundays - fly back to Brisbane @2:30

Options 2 - Cairns to Whitsundays - skip Fraser
Day 1 (Sun) - Fly to Cairns (From Brisbane)
Day 2 (Mon) - Daintree/Cape
Day 3 (Tues) - Barrier Reef/Tablelands???
Day 4 (Weds) - Barrier Reef
Day 5 (Thurs) - fly to Airlie Beach/Whitsunday
Day 6 (Fri) - Whitsunday -note boat tours don’t always leave every day - tuesdays?
Day 7 (Sat) - Whitsunday/Hamilton Beach - take 2:30 pm flight back to Brisbane

I have several other possibles, but these are two of the wackiest.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Chris

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