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Published June 19th 2019
Experience the 'signature scenic route' of Queensland
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned road trip, whether it is a leisurely weekend drive or an extended journey discovering hidden gems without postcards to experiencing unbridled freedom- the Gold Coast to Daintree Rainforest: The Coastal Route is one road trip you do not want to miss out on!
Fasten your seatbelt, shuffle your favourite playlist and hit the picturesque roads for a journey from the glorious sunshine Gold Coast through to mystical Tropical North Queensland passing through many highlights including World Heritage-Listed sites, numerous unnamed bays, coves, and headlands to an ancient rainforest.
Gold Coast to Daintree Rainforest: The Coastal Route
Distance: 1872km- 21 hrs approx.
Grade: All sealed roads, mostly highways with occasional off-road dirt tracks for scenic stops. Suitable for all vehicles.
Details: The drive from the beach towns of the Gold Coast to the unbeatable fantastic views of North Queensland are certainly worth the long stretch road trip. Where else can you see Two World Heritage wonders (Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest) at the same time? This road trip is blessed with sunshine all year round, making it a great escape all year round!
Driving through thick lush rainforest at Daintree Rainforest...