Campervan Driving Routes Australia
The Great Tropical Drive is a self-drive touring route that winds its way from palm-fringed beaches, to ancient rainforests and the golden outback of North Queensland. It will take you from Cairns and Townsville to some amazing places in Tropical Australia - less than a few hours away.
Follow the Great Tropical Drive and 13 discovery trails to some of Australia’s best known attractions - the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Hinchinbrook Island and Undara Lava Tubes - and be prepared for many unexpected discoveries along the way. The Great Tropical Drive passes through six unique regions of North Queensland: Cooktown, Port Douglas and Daintree, Cairns and Beaches, Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast, Tropical Tablelands and Savannah Country, Townsville, Charters Towers & Hinchinbrook
If you have the time you can choose to travel the entire drive. Follow the Great Tropical Drive for 12 days and 2079 kilometres to some of Australia’s best known attractions - the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Hinchinbrook Island and Undara Lava Tubes - and be prepared for many unexpected discoveries along the way.
Or if you want to take a shorter trip, them opt for the Discovery Trail. You can choose from 13 Discovery Trails – each one a unique itinerary that will give you a taste of Tropical Australia.
You can also tailor your trip along the Great Tropical Drive, depending on your own interests, including food & wine, nature, history or wildlife.
To follow this campervan driving itinerary, pick up and return your vehicle at our Cairns branch. Visit maui campervan hire Cairns for more details.
Cairns to Cairns
Best Time of the Year
Any time of year
- Driving through World Heritage-listed reef and rainforests
- Great Barrier Reef
- Trekking the ancient Daintree Rainforest
- Cape Tribulation
- Tropical Tablelands