Driving Australia’s East Coast

This is a scheduled post as I am currently away, see Me & My Backpack or Planning Vietnam for the details. 

The second Australian stop of our fun-tastic Honeymoon was Port Douglas. This beautiful port town is based in North East Australia and is approx 1 hour drive north of Cairns Airport. This town describes itself as the gateway to the World Heritage sites of Tropical North Queensland with The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation all within a short drive(or sail!). It is an idyllic town in every sense of the word and sees its tourists numbers fluctuate in the summer months and dwindle during term-times. There’s a real sense of community and I cannot recommend the city highly enough.

One such reason to visit Port Douglas is the fantastically breathtaking scenic routes both getting there and beyond. I’m going to leave the writing here for now and just let the pictures do the talking:

Cairns to Port Douglas:


Port Douglas and Beyond:

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What’s been your most epic road trip? We’re dying to cross America too but all in good time. How does driving Australia’s Great Ocean Road compare to North Queenland? Or the Explorer’s Highway in Australia’s red centre? I’d love to find out more, have your say in the comments below…


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