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Driving to Port Douglas frin Cairns Airport

Melbourne, Australia
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Driving to Port Douglas frin Cairns Airport

Hi all,

I'll be arriving in FNQ in late August and have hired a har with my wife. I'm 22 years old (off my p's) and will be hiring a har from cairns airport to port douglas via palm cove.

I know I'm a good driver and a safe one at that but can anyone tell me what captain cook highway is like in terms of it's difficulty? I hear it can be quite narrow and windt.. Is it a difficult/challenging drive?

Any similiarities to the great ocean road?



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11. Re: Driving to Port Douglas frin Cairns Airport

From the airport to Palm Cove is pretty much a four lane highway. There are about half a dozen traffic circles. Not sure if you have experience with those in Melbourne. I DON'T, and was very glad to have our friend from Sydney driving. From Palm Cove north, it goes down to just the two lanes.

Depending on your arrival time, Palm Cove would be a nice place to stop for lunch. Some great restaurants to choose from all along the Esplanade right across the street from the beach.

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