Cairns to Brisbane/Gold Coast Region - how far???

An excellent question!

People from the northern hemisphere tend to forget just how big Australia is until they get here, and start travelling around our capital cities. It doesn't just take a long time because they're clumsily designed - it takes time because this place is big. Our island continent is as large as the USA turned upside-down, then stretched a little bit. 

People think Sydney is the half-way mark of the east coast. Nope. Cairns is as far from Brisbane as Brisbane is from Melbourne.  And there's still a fair bit more country to explore north of Cairns! 

Count on a 2-hr flight (3 if it's summer time), or 2 days to drive. 

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