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Need help with GBR itinerary

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Family of 4. Traveling with 18 & 20 yr. olds. Need help finalizing this portion of our trip. Leave Townsville mid-June heading to Port Douglas. Thinking of renting a car. Stay in Port Douglas for 4 nights. Looking at 2 bedroom vacation rentals near center of town. Possible tours: Wavelength for snorkeling and Daintree Discovery Tours. Drive over to Daintree Wild for 2 nights. Then up to Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm (if they have availability). While there: Cape Trib jungle surfing canopy tours. Leave there to catch a mid-afternoon flight out of Cairns for a week in Sydney, which has yet to be planned. Too much jumping around? Should we just stay in Port Douglas and take day trips?

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    BeanQueen, only you can decide on how much you like to move around.

    If you do decide to drive from Townsville I suggest that you take at least two days. If taking two days make it to the Atherton Tablelands on the first day. You turn west just south of Innisfail. The Tablelands has great scenery and is good for wildlife. Call into the waterfall circuit near Millaa Millaa, at Tarzali Lakes you can take a Platypus tour or if too late in the afternoon for that then you'll be on time to look for them along Petersen Creek in Yungaburra. Yungaburra is a good place to stay overnight. Take a nocturnal tour for tree-kangaroos and possums. In the morning visit one of the crater lakes before going to Granite Gorge to see the Mareeba Rock Wallabies. From Mareeba head north to avoid the coastal traffic and follow route 44 to Port Douglas. If not going somewhere else where you see some of the bigger kangaroos, call at the Mareeba Golf Club to see Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild.

    If taking three days, stop in Mission Beach area for the first night.

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