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Brisbane to Cairns Drive

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Brisbane to Cairns Drive

2,180 km | 27 hr drive | 15+ days

The Brisbane to Cairns drive takes in the entire east coast of Queensland. It's a stretch of tropical paradise dotted with unspoiled islands and fringed by the Great Barrier Reef. Many of the regions are so beautiful they're World Heritage Listed. We've included 7 optional extra days that you should really take advantage of if you have the time and budget, but you'll need to book ahead for Hinchinbrook Island, Fraser Island and Lady Musgrave Island. 

Scroll down for the Cairns to Brisbane Drive itinerary.

Itinerary Brisbane to Cairns Drive

Spend a week exploring Brisbane and the Gold Coast before embarking on this 15 day Brisbane to Cairns drive. Click each heading to get the full article with highlights, camping and a map.

PART ONE - Brisbane to Airlie Beach Drive

PART TWO - Airlie Beach to Cairns Drive

When you arrive in Cairns give yourself at least a week to explore Cairns, Port Douglas, Cooktown, the Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Undara Lava Tubes and the Daintree Rainforest.

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Zoe Falls on Hinchinbrook Island. Photo: reubennutt  via Instagram

Itinerary Cairns to Brisbane Drive

Give yourself a week or more to explore Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Undara Lava Tubes, the Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas and Cooktown before embarking on this 15 day Cairns to Brisbane drive.

PART ONE - Cairns to Airlie Beach Drive

PART TWO - Airlie Beach to Brisbane Drive
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Cassowary at Etty Bay. Photo: ecologis.shayes via Instagram

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Cardwell Spa Pools. Photo: caravaningqueensland via Instagram

Horseshoe Bay in Bowen. Photo: Horseshoe Bay Resort

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Magnetic Island


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Cairns Campervan Hire and Rental location is conveniently located only a few minutes from the International and Domestic Airport.
440 Sheridan Street
Cairns, QLD
Phone: 07 4081 3100
Toll Free: 1800 216 223



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Airlie Beach

Heart of Reef Shuttles, 48-50 Carlo Drive, Cannonvale, Queensland 4802 Phone: 1800 216 223


20 Noble Avenue, North Gate, Queensland 4013
Phone: 1800 216 223


440 Sheridan Street, Cairns,
Queensland 4870 Phone: 1800 216 223


273 Elizabeth Street, Coburg,
Victoria 3058 Phone: 1800 216 223


23-25 Erskine Rd, Caringbah,
Sydney, NSW 2229 Phone: 1800 216 223


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Toll Free Numbers
Australia (Free): 1800 216 223
Europe (Free): 0800 888 222 88 (land line only)
Int: +61 7 4081 3100
Main Office in Cairns
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Open for Pickups)
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