Driving from Brisbane to Cairns is a very popular choice with both Australians and overseas visitors. Whilst the idea of chasing the sun north, especially in the winter months, few realise that it more than a few kilometres up the road. In fact the journey is some 1700kms (approx 22 hours drive time). That is almost as far as driving from New York city to Miami Beach in the United States of America!
What is most often forgotten is although you can drive it in two days, there is so much to see and do on the way, that you can easily fill up a few weeks, exploring the many towns, cities and costal Islands as you make your way up the edge of the picturesque Coral Sea
We have listed below a number of key points along the way and have provided a few tips from the locals on the best things to see and do as you explore Queensland in your hire car from East Coast Car Rentals.
- Sunshine Coast – 100 km from Brisbane.
- Hervey Bay – 290 km from Brisbane.
- Bundaberg – 362 km from Brisbane.
- Rockhampton – 632 km from Brisbane.
- Whitsundays – 1097 km from Brisbane.
- Townsville – 1356 km from Brisbane.
Driving Information by Town or City
Driving Information By State
Queensland – the Sunshine State.
New South Wales – the First State.
Victoria – the Garden State.
Tasmania – the Apple Isle.
South Australia – the Festival State.
Western Australia – the Real Thing.
Northern Territory – Outback Australia.