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Formerly Cooktown Developmental Road
|Mulligan Highway (green on black)|
|Length||266 km (165 mi)|
|Route number(s)||State Route 81|
|North end||Charlotte Street, Cooktown, Queensland|
|Peninsula Developmental Road
Mossman-Mount Molloy Road
|South end||Kennedy Highway, Mareeba, Queensland|
|Major settlements||Lakeland, Mount Molloy|
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
|Mareeba||Mareeba||0||0.0||Kennedy Highway (National Route 1) - south - Atherton / east - Kuranda||Southern end of Mulligan Highway (State Route 81)|
|3.3||2.1||Mareeba Dimbulah Road (State Route 27) - south-west - Dimbulah|
|Mount Molloy||43.5||27.0||Mossman Mount Molloy Road (State Route 44) - north- Mossman|
|Cook||Lakeland||187||116||Peninsula Developmental Road (State Route 81) - north-west - Laura||State Route 81 continues north-west as Peninsula Developmental Road.
Mulligan Highway continues north-east as State Route 40.
|Cooktown||266||165||Charlotte Street - north - Cooktown CBD||Northern end of Mulligan Highway|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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