Captain Cook Highway

The Captain Cook Highway winds along the coastline

Captain Cook Highway is a very scenic asphalted road that winds alongside the coast located  in Queensland, Australia, with a length of 75 km (47 mi).  It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

The road starts at Cairns and ends near Mossman, in the far north of Queensland. Despite the fact that the Captain Cook Highway is a short Queensland highway and also one of the most popular routes in Australia used by lots of tourists, the highway is regarded as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. 
Approximately 60kms in length, the highway winds along the coastline between the two centres providing access to many beautiful unpopulated beaches along the way. Its magnificent ocean views and spectacular mountain scenery make it one of the best drives in the country. The road does get busier at weekends and in the main holiday season.

For tourists, it is the main road the connects popular tourist destinations Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge and the Daintree National Park to Cairns. The highway is popular with motorcycles, with its winding corners making it a fun ride. There are also a number of lookouts along the way that give 270 degree views of the Coral Sea and coastline. Hang gliders often use some of the elevated sections to launch and there are a number of fantastic fishing spots along the way as well.





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