Looking to explore the beauty of Queensland through the road? Explore a road holiday will open doors to personal and memorable experiences from the world-heritage sites to the countless pubs and waterfalls. With that said, we’ve narrowed down the best road trips to try in Queensland.
Check out the best 4 road trips to try in Queensland.
Great Tropical Drive
Starting from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, make your way down the reef towards the coastal towns. Visit the Palm Cove, Daintree, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, and finally Cooktown. The trail will head west and down its way through the historic Charters and finish on the reef. This route will also make the perfect route to stop at the Cairns Wildlife Dome Zoo, Rex Lookout, and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.
For any driver with experience on the Queensland roads, the Green Way follows along the coastline from Cairns to Townsville. In fact, it was rated as one of the top 10 scenic routes in the world. The scenic route is truly breathing as you drive past 410 km. Allow your trip to last at least two whole days to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. If you have time, visit Magnetic Island.
Stated as one of the final 4WD frontiers on the planet, this route takes you down the northern point of Australia into Cape York. The road goes through creeks full of salt water crocodiles and untamed wilderness with the most ferocious animals alive on the planet. However, roadsters say that this road trip is only suitable for four-wheeled drivers. Be sure to know where you’re going as you will have to pass through indigenous areas where there are alcohol restrictions.
As the world’s largest sand island, explore 75 miles of beach views on the official road. As one of top must-visit road lists in Queensland, you will enjoy Eli Creek, experience the Champagne Rock Pools and gorgeous views from the Indian Head. You can also enjoy visiting the other spots such as Pile Valley, Lake McKenzie, and Wanggoolba Creek.
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