Great Barrier Reef Drive, Tropical North Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Drive, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

The ultimate Cairns to Cooktown 5-day road trip 

The ultimate Cairns to Cooktown 5-day road trip 

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wangetti, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wangetti, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Daintree River, Daintree National Park, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Daintree River, Daintree National Park, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Top tip

If you want to spend more time in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest (and who wouldn’t), opt to stay at Daintree Eco Lodge or in a treehouse at Silky Oaks Lodge before continuing on to Cape Tribulation the next morning.

Endeavour River, Cooktown, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Endeavour River, Cooktown, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Fun fact

Captain James Cook spent 48 days in Cooktown after he ran aground on the reef in the Endeavour.

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Mount Mulligan Lodge, Mount Mulligan, QLD © Mount Mulligan Lodge

Mount Mulligan Lodge, Mount Mulligan, Queensland © Mount Mulligan Lodge

For more information about road trips in Queensland, visit queensland.com.