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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the only highway you can follow if you wanna get around in cairns we self drove it has nice views as well

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Firdos B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trish C
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Outdoors_is_great
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Wonderful drive and very very picturesque road between Palm Cove and Port Douglas in the north. For me one of the best drives in the world.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichaelPort
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LisaP36
Reviewed 16 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ting L
Reviewed 6 November 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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26 September 2017|
Response from Helen A |
Gday just wondering if you can get to the air port this way