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The Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef - Campervan Road Trips Australia

From the Sunshine Coast to the holiday shores of the Whitsunday Islands and on to the balmy climes of the tropical north and the Great Barrier Reef, this itinerary takes in some of the most unforgettable locations in the world.

To follow this campervan driving itinerary, pick up your campervan at our Brisbane branch and return it to our Cairns branch.

Travel

7 days


Route

Brisbane to Cairns

1796km


Best Time of the Year

All year round

Highlights

  • Australia Zoo
  • Noosa Heads and Main Beach
  • World Heritage-listed National Park areas near Cairns (the wet tropics)
  • Sail around the Whitsundays
  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and islands

The Journey

Days

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Day 1
Brisbane to Bundaberg (Optional diversion to Fraser Island)

Distance 362km - Driving Time 4.5 hours

Day 2
Bundaberg (or Fraser Island) to Rockhampton

Distance 318km - Driving Time 4.5 hours

Day 3
Rockhampton to Whitsundays

Distance 483km - Driving Time 5.5 hours

Day 4
Whitsundays

Day 5
Whitsundays to Townsville

Distance 285km - Driving Time 3.5 hours

Day 6
Townsville to Cairns

Distance 348km - Driving Time 4.5 hours

Day 7
Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

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