In Decemeber I am flying into Cairns, hiring a car and making my way down to Airlie Beach by car. I intended stopping over for one night at each of the following: Mission Beach, Townsville and Airlie Beach.
Need some help with the following
1) Will I need a 4WD or is a passegnger car adequate? I read the road can get flooded over the wet season
2) Do you recommend the nominated stop overs ie: Mission Beach, Townsville and Airlie, or would you recomend other towns. (we are going to Hayman for 5 nights so would prefer to stay away from other islands).
3) I have heard the drive down is quite boring and not much to see. Is this true? What would you stop to look at along the way
4) Any recommendations on 4-5 star accomadation please along with any nice restaurants.
Thanks so much for your anticipated help.