Travel Advice

Stay safe while you travel

Stay Safe

Tropical North Queensland has a myriad of adventures to be had, but it’s important to stay safe and take necessary precautions. During weather events, adhere to guidance provided by the local council of the region you’re in. Council disaster dashboards listed below.


For Travellers

Main Roads

Major roads have reopened, including the Palmerston Highway, Bruce Highway, Kuranda Range Road, Gillies Highway, and Captain Cook Highway. Before you travel, please check Department of Transport & Main Roads alerts. 


Daintree Ferry

As of 19 February 2024, the Daintree Ferry opened for visitors and registered commercial small tour operators (under 12.5m length). Please note north of Thornton Beach is currently closed.


Cape Tribulation

Visitors can return to Cape Tribulation from 27 March. The road north of Noah Range will reopen in a limited capacity between 6:00am and 7:30pm daily.

Some sections, including Noah Range, will be one lane only and will be managed by traffic controllers. Travellers should expect delays of at least 20 minutes, especially during peak times. The Bloomfield Track remains closed.

Please refer to the Douglas Shire Dashboard and Douglas Shire Council for the latest information.

More Regional Council Dashboards

Tropical North Queensland spans approximately 380,000km² and is made up of 25 local council areas. As such, what’s going on in one area of the region can be very different to the next. Refer to the relevant dashboards depending on where you are planning to travel.

Burke Shire Council Road Conditions

Cairns Regional Council Dashboard

Carpentaria Shire Council Road Report

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Dashboard

Cook Shire Council Dashboard (Cape York)

Douglas Shire Council Dashboard

Etheridge Shire Council Road Conditions

Mareeba Shire Council Dashboard

Tablelands Regional Council Dashboard

Family at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

International travel border information & advice

International travellers can travel through Australia and Queensland with minimal disruption.

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Parks & Road Closure Information

Queensland Parks and roads may close teporarily due to severe weather and general maintenance. Before you hit the road, check the latest road conditions and advice to avoid unexpected hazards on your drive. Check Queensland Parks and never venture into out of bounds zones, flooded waters or dangerous areas to prevent serious injury or death.

Dept of Transport & Main Roads alerts
Queensland Road Conditions (RACQ) 
Queensland Park alerts

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COVID-19 advice

Domestic and international travellers can enjoy the open spaces of Tropical North Queensland. Find out all you need to know about Australian travel and exploring Tropical North Queensland below.

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