Captain Cook Highway
Captain Cook Highway
The highway at Craiglie near Port Douglas
Captain Cook Highway (green on black)
|Length||75 km (47 mi)|
|South end||Bruce Highway (Queensland Highway A1), Cairns|
|North end||Mossman-Daintree Road, Mossman|
|Major settlements||Smithfield, Palm Cove, Port Douglas|
Captain Cook Highway is used by many tourists to travel to Port Douglas north of Cairns. Apart from being a vital link between two tourist locations, Captain Cook Highway is a scenic highway that winds alongside the coast of the tropical seaside rainforest heading towards Port Douglas and Daintree National Park.
The highway commences at the northern end of the A1 Bruce Highway, in Cairns. It runs north through Cairns to the suburb of Smithfield as National Route 1, crossing the south and north arms of the Barron River. From there it continues as State Route 44 through the beachside suburbs of Kewarra Beach and Palm Cove, and then follows the coast almost to Port Douglas. It then proceeds north-west to Mossman where it terminates.
|Cairns||Cairns||0||0.0|| Bruce Highway (Florence Street) (Queensland Highway A1) - south-west - Woree / |
Sheridan Street - south-east - Cairns CBD /
Florence Street - north-east - Cairns waterfront
|Southern end of Captain Cook Highway (National Route 1)|
|Barron River||6.9||4.3||William Walter Mason Bridges|
|Cairns||Smithfield||12.1||7.5||Brinsmead Kamerunga Road (State Route 91) - south - Kamerunga|
|13.1||8.1||Kennedy Highway (National Route 1) - west - Kuranda||Captain Cook Highway continues north as State Route 44|
|Douglas||Port Douglas||61.1||38.0||Port Douglas Road - north-east - Port Douglas|
|Bonnie Doon / Shannonvale / |
|71.2||44.2||Mossman Mount Molloy Road (State Route 44) - south - Mount Molloy||Captain Cook Highway continues west with no route number|
|Mossman||75.4||46.9||Mill Street - east - Mossman CBD / |
Mossman Daintree Road (Foxton Avenue) - north-west - Daintree /
Junction Road - north-east - Bonnie Doon
|Northern end of Captain Cook Highway|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.
- Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
- Google (20 July 2017). "Bonnie Doon / Shannonvale / Cassowary tripoint" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
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