Cairns Travel Distances

Cairns Travel Distances

As Cairns and the area of Tropical North Queensland is quite a long way from all the Australian capital cities (1700 kilometres from the closest capital city, to be exact), if you're coming from overseas or even interstate, chances are you'll be flying directly into Cairns Airport.

Hiring a car is a great way to get from the airport to your accommodation in Cairns and also means you're free to explore the area at your own pace, otherwise an airport transfer is the way to go.

Most car hire companies offer GPS hire as an optional extra so you should just be able to plug in your destination and be on your way. We've provided the following information however to help you plan your holiday before you leave.

While Cairns itself is a pretty great little holiday town, if you're visiting, you are going to want to check out the rest of what the region has to offer - the Atherton Tablelands, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest just to name a few!

Distance by road from Cairns to...

Distances from Cairns to inland holiday destinations and attractions are listed below. View route links take you to Google maps and opens in a new window. See the next feature for coastal attraction and location distances.

Distances between places along the coastline of Tropical North Queensland

The travel distances between main cities and towns in Tropical North Queensland can be pretty hefty, but at least they are scenic! Here are some of the main coastal destinations (excluding islands and reefs, for obvious reasons) and the driving distances between them.

260 km
348 km
90 km
374 km
259 km
374 km
Palm Cove
413 km
154 km
68 km
43 km
Port Douglas
456 km
200 km
111 km
87 km
55 km
486 km 228 km 140 km 116 km 84 km 48 km Cape Tribulation  
662 km 413 km* 324 km* 300 km* 268 km* 292 km* 103 km Cooktown

* some inland roads necessary