My wife and I are planning a 2 1/2 week-trip to Australia at the beginning of May. We'll first do Perth (5 days) then Sydney (3 days) and we're flying to Cairns with 7 days to go until our return flight to the UK (from Cairns).
We've looked at staying in Cape Trib for some or all of the time (at least 4 nights) but I'm starting to wonder if it's the best use of our time in Queensland.
We want to see the Great Barrier Reef, is Cape Trib a good launch pad to see it?
Should we try to head south towards the Whitsundays islands? Isn't it too far to drive there?
Also, should we think of stopping in Cairns, in Port Douglas?
Sorry for the amount of questions but we're a bit lost. We don't want to rush around every day trying to do everything but it'd be a shame to miss out something that we'd regret afterwards. Usual dilemma isn't it?
Thanks for your help.