Mulligan Highway

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Mulligan Highway

Formerly Cooktown Developmental Road

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Mulligan Highway (green on black)
General information
Length266 km (165 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 81 (Mareeba to Lakeland)
State Route 40 (Lakeland to Cooktown)
Major junctions
South end Kennedy Highway, (National Highway 1) Mareeba, Queensland
  Mareeba-Dimbulah Road (State Route 27)
Mossman-Mount Molloy Road (State Route 44)
Peninsula Developmental Road (State Route 81)
North end Charlotte Street, Cooktown, Queensland
Major settlementsMount Molloy, Lakeland
Highway system

The Mulligan Highway is a state highway in Queensland, Australia. It runs for approximately 266 km between Mareeba and Cooktown, on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula where it terminates.[1]

Named after bushman James Venture Mulligan the sealed highway follows the old Cooktown Developmental Road and was completed in 2006. Since it was sealed, travelling time from Cairns to Cooktown has reduced from 6 to 3½ hours.

List of towns along the highway[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

MareebaMareeba00.0 Kennedy Highway (National Route 1) - south - Atherton / east - KurandaSouthern end of Mulligan Highway (State Route 81)
3.32.1 Mareeba Dimbulah Road (State Route 27) - south-west - Dimbulah
Mount Molloy43.527.0 Mossman Mount Molloy Road (State Route 44) - north- Mossman
CookLakeland187116 Peninsula Developmental Road (State Route 81) - north-west - LauraState Route 81 continues north-west as Peninsula Developmental Road.
Mulligan Highway continues north-east as State Route 40.
Cooktown266165Charlotte Street - north - Cooktown CBDNorthern end of Mulligan Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 13–14. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.