Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 http://skincaresfreetrial.com/allusiv-eye/
  2. 2 Noorani magic ring for love, financial, marriage +27786966898
  3. 3 The Bride Before The Wedding Preparations Checklist
  4. 4 Martina Liana Wedding Dress Style 684
  5. 5 Kaikoura roads update
  6. 6 NZ South Island Advice - Glaciers or Abel Tasman?
  7. 7 Maasdam (Holland America) verse Golden Princess
  8. 8 Trip Report 17 Days Around New Zealand South Island. My Jaw Dropped Everywhere I went!
  9. 9 Trip Report New Zealand SI and Auckland
  10. 10 Clever, mischievous keas
  11. 11 Trip Report Uluru the Outback Tour Day 3 - Travel Report
  12. 12 Trip Report Uluru the Outback Tour Day 2 - Travel Report
  13. 13 Feedback on my 2 month OZ/NZ itin
  14. 14 Perth, Margaret River, Albany loop
  15. 15 Trip Report New Zealand: Milford and Routeburn Tracks
  16. 16 Help with our 14-day NZ Itinerary
  17. 17 Driving Times South Island New Zealand
  18. 18 Trip Report 45-ish days Solo NZ Trip Report
  19. 19 Ohau Point Seal Colony destroyed
  20. 20 North or South after Perth in rental car?
  21. 21 Cheap and affordable car hire in port douglas
  22. 22 14 Day RV from Christchurch
  23. 23 Whales spotted off Kaikoura first time since quake
  24. 24 Translation of documents
  25. 25 SH1 to Kaikoura update
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help with Itinerary to Fraser Island, GBR and Whitsundays

Jump to last reply

We are a work from home family and will be traveling around eastern Australia with our then-18 month old toddler. From Brisbane we would like to visit Fraser Island, Whitsundays and Port Douglas/GBR. The thing is, we can mostly sightsee only on the weekends. So we need a couple base points at or around these areas. This was my idea:

1) From Brisbane, take a 3 day weekend and drive up to Fraser Island area, take a 2 night tour with a tour company. Fly back to Brisbane (?), stay there for a couple more weeks (or drive from here up to Airlie Beach?).

2) Fly to Airlie Beach (ugh so many flights, but the drives seem such long distances!!). Use as base for 3-4 weeks, see Whitsundays on day trips, take a couple day tours of GBR from here.

3) Drive to Port Douglas, stay here 3-4 weeks. Explore more of GBR (sail to Lower Isles?), Daintree, etc. From here we would fly out of Australia to Bali.

Would it be better to just rent a campervan and leave from Brisbane and just take our time meandering all the way up to Port Douglas over the course of a month + instead of a couple base points? I would just need to be absolutely sure we could find reliable internet during the week.

Any suggestions or tips?

Advertisement