Take one of the world’s great coastal drives, winding between World Heritage areas and stopping to taste adventure, timeless culture and a glorious tropical lifestyle! The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation is along spectacular coastline hugging two World Heritage Listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. As you journey north, explore the Cairns Northern Beaches, Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef and through to the Wet Tropics Daintree, including Mossman Gorge, Daintree Village, the mighty Daintree River and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef.
Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas along the Great Barrier Reef Drive, stopping at isolated, tropical beaches and chic seaside villages along the Coral Sea.
Explore the chic, seaside village of Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef Drive. Take in the iconic landmarks of Four Mile Beach and the Sugar Wharf and uncover lesser-known local secrets up in the hills of the Mowbray Valley.
Port Douglas is the closest mainland port to explore the Great Barrier Reef, making it the ideal launch pad to begin your underwater odyssey on your Great Barrier Reef Drive journey.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef Drive from Port Douglas to Daintree Village. Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture at Mossman Gorge, explore the nearby valley areas and discover the local inhabitants of the Daintree River, before settling in at the township of Daintree Village.
The return journey of the Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns passes through ancient rainforest, along the Coral Sea and unspoiled tropical beaches.