Great Barrier Reef Drive Ready To Be Traversed

It has never been easier to navigate Tropical North Queensland's most scenic and unforgettable drive.
Great Barrier Reef Drive Ready To Be Traversed

Press Release ( - PORT DOUGLAS, Australia - May 11, 2016 - Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) has released three new tour itineraries between Cairns to Cape Tribulation (north and southbound) to bolster self-drive visitor numbers to the recently rebranded Great Barrier Reef Drive.

TPDD executive officer Tara Bennett said one, two and five-day suggested itineraries were on offer, which include a coloured map of the spectacular 140km coastal drive, information on iconic sites and a list of key stops.

“The stretch of road which traverses Topical North Queensland is breathtaking and gives visitors an experience, which is rated as one of the best drives in the country,” Ms Bennett said.

While the road is still formerly recognised as the Captain Cook Highway, rebranding the dedicated section is expected to bring a new generation of road trippers to the north.

“We have done the mapping to include all the best spots locals know and love and now we can invite even more drive tourists to experience our magical region.

“Within 30 minutes of leaving Cairns, visitors will be able to see the glistening blue ocean at Ellis Beach, which peaks through the lush coastal rainforest.

“The road is perfect for people wanting to experience Mossman Gorge brimming with Indigenous culture, the secret celebrity haven of Port Douglas, quaint and relaxed Daintree Village and the stunning beaches of Cape Tribulation.”

It is estimated that more than 792,000 self-drive visitors journey along Tropical North Queensland roads each year and Ms Bennett believed the new tour plans will encourage tourists to stay longer.

“From Cape Tribulation, the Kulki Boardwalk offers a 10 minute walk with stunning views of the beach and coastal ranges where the rainforest meets the sea.

“There are also vanilla and tea farms, secluded beaches, Cassowary ‘hot spots’ and ice creameries on the journey back to Cairns.

“Another big drawcard is crossing the Daintree River on the cable ferry and spotting crocs.”

The Great Barrier Reef Drive itineraries are available at, from tourist information centres and car hire companies.

The drive campaign will also be promoted at the nation’s largest annual travel and tourism business event, the Australian Tourism Exchange, on the Gold Coast from May 15 to 19.

Key Points:

Great Barrier Reef Drive

Distance: 140km

Tours: One and two-day suggested itineraries.

Stops: Palm Cove, Ellis Beach, Wangetti, Rex Lookout, Pebbly Beach, Port Douglas, Rex Smeal Park, Sugar Wharf, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Village, Daintree River, Alexandra Lookout, Jindalba, Marrdja and Kulki boardwalks, Cape Tribulation.


For more information, please contact:

Tara Bennett

Executive Officer

Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

Phone:  07 4099 4588

Email: (


Issued by Tanya Snelling, Strategic PR, 0417 202 663

Source : Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree



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