5 Night Road Trip Through Northern Queensland

By Caris J · Jun 7, 2016

Main mode of transport
Cost per person
$2000 plus
Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa (Palm Cove). Allure Hotel & Apartments (Townsville).

Caris In Queensland

Trip Summary

Road trip from Palm Cove to Airlie Beach. Exploring the tropical region of Australia!

Best Bits

Palm Cove relaxing stay. The cable car ride to the waterfalls in Cairns and the road tripping e.g. Stop at Mission Beach.

Worst Bits

Missed the Daintree Rainforest as we ran out of time!

Trip Dates and Comments on Timing

November — coming into summer which was perfect temperature for my travel companions from the UK!

Arrival Logistics

Perth - Cairns (fly) Cairns - Palm Cove (drive) Palm Cove - Townsville (drive) Townsville - Airlie Beach (drive)

General Route

Picked up car from Cairns airport and drove straight to Palm Cove. 4 nights there, drive 3.5 hours to Townsville. 1 night there, 4 hours to Airlie Beach. Then ferry to Whitsundays. See other trip posted: uproute.co/trips/caris-whitsundays.

Caris In Queensland

Main Activities

Relaxing , Cultural experiences, Wildlife, Beaches, Food.

Food and Drink Highlights

Vivo and Choc Dee Thai Restaurant (Palm Cove). Cactus Jack’s for the cocktails (Townville).

Essential Packing for this Trip

Beach type gear :)

Our Experience

Caris In Queensland

Caris In Queensland

And a few videos I made of the trip:

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Female, 25 - 36

I’m from

Project Officer

My favourite trip as of late
Day hike up Mt. Santubong.

Travelling Style
Book the important stuff, but leave some flexibility in the schedule.

I like to go on the following types of trips
Beaches, Birthday Trips, Watersports.

It’s a dealbreaker when
It’s dangerous - crime.

Continent I know the best
Australasia / Oceania

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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