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Great Tropical Drive


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The Great Tropical Drive from Townsville to Cooktown takes you to some of Australia's best-known attractions including the two World Heritage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. The Great Tropical Drive offers ever changing landscapes where you can cool off under a waterfall, visit a turtle hospital, go jungle surfing or learn how to hunt mud crab with a spear. Encounter nature, Indigenous culture, food and wine, wildlife, heritage or adventure and know that natural wonders are around every corner as you pass through the unique regions of North Queensland.

At a glance:

  • Townsville – Mission Beach (3 hours)
  • Mission Beach – Cairns (2 hours)
  • Cairns – Port Douglas (1.5 hours)
  • Port Douglas – Cooktown (3 hours)