Epic Drives in Tropical North Queensland

You’re in control of the pace as you wind past herds of cattle in the outback, along palm-fringed beaches, and through ancient World Heritage-listed rainforests. The self-drive trails in Tropical North Queensland pit Australia’s top attractions against the region’s hidden gems. Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes stand in contrast against a tapestry of farms, timeless villages and captivating markets. Why not try these top drives on for size:

  • The Great Tropical Drive – Passing through six unique regions in North Queensland, this self-drive route will take you on an unforgettable ride to some of the country’s top attractions. Choose your own adventure with natural wonders, Indigenous culture, food and wine, wildlife, and heritage.
  • Epic Cape York – Rich with Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history, Cape York is an untamed wilderness area calling you to explore it. The journey through Cape York Peninsula to the top of Australia will steer you an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, ancient rock art and spectacular natural scenery.
  • Savannah Way – The Savannah Way is Australia's adventure drive, covering five World Heritage areas on an expedition through Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Trek across the top of Australia and explore the vibrant, tropical city of Cairns – where you’ll encounter the dual World Heritage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest – then meander on to the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

A series of sealed and unsealed roads traverse Tropical North Queensland, waiting to lead you on a discovery of the region’s dramatic diversity.

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