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What an absolutely gorgeous coastal drive, movie material! However, you need to be really careful if you want to swim. You need to take notice of any signs warning of recent crocodile sightings and to stay out the water during the summer months. Also, don't...More
Heading north from Cairns by road, there is a vast array of beautiful beaches and lovely little beach towns. Palm Cove was a particular highlight, along with Port Douglas. Further north, the Daintree should not be missed!
Worth spending a couple of hours taking the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas and back. Easier to stop at the view points and beaches on the trip South from Port Douglas. Scenery beautiful as are the beaches.
This winding road runs north from Cairns to Port Douglas and beyond.
There are plenty of spots to pull over and take in the amazing views of the Coral Sea.
Be sure to look out for Mo, the resident crocodile who likes to bask on...More
This stacking rocks are actually called cairns, interesting! We managed to stop by to check it out this time and were amazed by how all these rocks and stones are stacked together to create many little towers just along the beach. We also picked up...More
I could return and drive this route again, slowly, to allow the senses to absorb the beautiful scenery. Long sections of the highway hug the coast, close to the shoreline. On some sections you are maybe a couple of meters above sea levels, on other...More
This is what I call an ocean road - you drive more or less at the edge of the water! Along some very beautiful beaches - one a nude beach we were told - a funny yet beautiful display of rocks.
Take your time, make...More
We stopped here on the trip back from port Douglas to Cairns, on the side of the road you notice all these stacks of stones and rocks. Very eye catching. We stopped and were of course drawn in to create our own stack. There were...More