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

[21st February 2024] 

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. 

Port Douglas

The Captain Cook Highway (also known as Great Barrier Reef Drive) reopened on Saturday 20th January.

 

Great Barrier Reef Experiences

Visitors are continuing to explore Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. Reef operators resumed tours on 19th December 2023.

 

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

Cape Tribulation is working hard to be able to welcome visitors soon. We thank you for your patience.  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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road in the daintree

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

covid-safe signage

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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