Mulligan Highway

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Mulligan Highway
Formerly Cooktown Developmental Road
Mulligan Highway 1512.svg
Mulligan Highway (green on black)
General information
Type Highway
Length 270 km (168 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 81
Major junctions
North end Endeavour Valley Road, Cooktown, Queensland
  Peninsula Developmental Road
Mossman-Mount Molloy Road
Mareeba-Dimbulah Road
South end Kennedy Highway, Mareeba, Queensland
Major settlements Lakeland, Mount Molloy
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The Mulligan Highway is a state highway in Queensland, Australia. It runs for approximately 270 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]

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.