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to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

mayo
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to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

hi

we want to do whitsundays but cant seem to find a good easy route.

we will have been in noosa for 3 nights, 1 day tour to fraser island from there. we want to do maybe the 2 day sailing and 1 night on whitsundays. is it best to flyn from brisbane to airle, do the sailing and then hire a car from airlie and drive to cairns.

or should we fly to hamilton island for the sailing and then fly to cairns from there.

very confused, its our honeymoon so want to make sure we make the best of it. the other half would prefer to drive but i am conscious we will lose alot of time.

all suggestions are very welcome.

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1. Re: to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

Hello

Go back to Brisbane from Noosa and fly to Proserpine airport (aka Whitsunday coast airport).

Then do your overnight cruise around the islands.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns but it is not a cheap trip. Hire a car in Airlie Beach and drive to Cairns.

You can also fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island just remember there is a ferry ride involved from Hamilton Island to the mainland.

Hope this helps.

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mayo
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3. Re: to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

thanks,

so if you had your way and wanted to pick the area to drive, would you drive from sydney to noosa or fly......or would you drive from airlie to cairns or fly from hamilton to cairns?? we dont want too many flights so we want to drive one route but unsure which one!!

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4. Re: to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

Hi

The drive from Sydney to Noosa is a beautiful drive, however last time I drove on it, the roads were a bit harsh. But that was a few years back and things have probably changed since then. It's a longer drive though.

The road from Airlie to Cairns is about an 8 hour drive, but quite pleasant also. The Bruce Hwy is narrow in parts and always seems to be constant roadworks.

Between Townsville and Cairns, there's lots of places to stop and take a break, look around or stay awhile.

Go to the RACQ website and check out trip planner. You may pick up some pointers.

mayo
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5. Re: to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

looked at the website, it is a very long drive, 12 hours from sydney to noosa. maybe we should just fly, its an hr and a half flight, then hire a car and drive around there, down to byron, up to steve irwin zoo, etc. might be the best thing to do.

thanks for the tips.

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6. Re: to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

Hi, Here is something to think about which is very different;

http://dropbearadventures.com.au/

You could fly Sydney to Brisbane then onto Hervey Bay, from there pick up the above tour and go along the awesome beach back to Noosa.

Jetstar and Virgin are doing cheap flights at the moment to both Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) and Hamilton Island, for the sailing component you can only depart from Airlie Beach. You will have to keep in mind that the ferry transfers will be around $50 each way.

The Hamilton Island to Cairns flight is run by Qantasand is both a scenic flight and a transfer,maybe fly into Proserpine and out of Hammo.

Enjoy your special day and we will see you in paradise real soon.

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7. Re: to get from noosa to whitsundays and then onto cairns??

good tip going from prosperpine to do whitsundays and fly from hamilton onto cairns. thanks a mill, help always welcome

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