We are two people from Toronto headed to Australia in mid-August for a wedding in Cairns. We'll have two weeks off are flying into Sydney and spending a few days there first before flying to Cairns. I'd been thinking of flying to Hawaii after the celebrations and spending the following week in Maui, to break up the journey from Australia back to Toronto, but soon realized that a rental car is a necessity to get around most islands, and neither my husband nor I can drive.
Wondering if there are any other places of interest that are fairly easy and inexpensive to fly to from Cairns - that will ideally help break up the journey back to Toronto and don't require much driving while we're there? (I've looked into Bali but it's quite expensive to fly back to Toronto, and I'd prefer to spend longer than a week in Thailand - I know these are two of the most common places, other than New Zealand but I know that's ALL driving.)
Thank you in advance for your help!