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Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

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Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

Hi

Has anyone any idea of the flgiht time between Sydney & GBR? Or drive time?

Thanks

gk
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1. Re: Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

The GBR is about 2,500km long so bear that in mind.

Sydney -> Hamilton Island

2.5 hour flight

@ 24 hour drive

Sydney -> Cairns

3 hour flight

@ 32 hour drive

Obviously you won't be doing all that driving in one stretch though.

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2. Re: Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

Thank you.

I have no idea where in the GBR we want to be we are doing a holiday from Ireland to Sydney for maybe 4 / 5 nights then onto the best part of the GBR (where ever that maybe) for another 5 or so nights. any ideas welcome :)

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3. Re: Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

My recs:

If you're after a sun/beach/island holiday, go to the Whitsundays (Hamilton Island or Proserpine airports are the closest) and do a cruise around the islands.

If you're after something more than the beach, go to Cairns where you can do other things like tour the Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, Outback etc.,

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4. Re: Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

think Cairns would be more for us so.. Because there is soooo many amazing things to be seen over there its hard to get it all in in 2 / 2 1/2 weeks! Do you think 4 / 5 nights in Sydney is enough to get the main attracions in and the same with Cairns

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5. Re: Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

Yep. 4/5 nights will give you a great chance to see the sights. Have to log off now, but post any specific questions in the Sydney or Cairns forums to get answers. Searching through the past posts might help as well.

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6. Re: Sydeny to Great Barrier Reef

Thank you.

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