• Guided tours of Porcupine Gorge National Park
  • North Queensland 4WD Adventures
  • Outback hospitality at Julia Creek Hotel
  • Following the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas

Drive North Queensland

From reef to outback, through rainforest and grasslands, driving in North Queensland is an unforgettable travel experience. Explore this website for travel tips and destinations along our unique touring routes. It’s time to plan your adventure!

Wind away at your own pace along palm-fringed beaches, ancient World Heritage-listed rainforests and the golden outback of North Queensland on Australia’s only true tropical motoring route - the Great Tropical Drive.

Take the Overlander's Way and follow the paths of our droving heroes who brought vast herds of live cattle from the east Kimberley to the North Queensland east coast.

Waltz your way along the Matilda Highway through the centre of Queensland, from Cunnamulla to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria - custom-made for travellers keen for a taste of the Outback, with its unique heritage, legendary hospitality and friendliness.

Experience the Savannah Way, Australia's adventure drive, linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

Or tackle Cape York Peninsula, a four wheel drive adventure of waterfalls, wildlife and Indigenous heritage to the continent’s northernmost point.

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Tips, Hints & Guides for NQ Touring

Tour by Car
Experience unique and diverse landscapes in the comfort of your car.


Campervanning Take your accommodation on wheels! NQ has a large range of routes and destinations for 2WD and 4WD campervans.


4WD Adventures
Get off the bitumen and experience the best of what NQ has to offer.


NQ has been a favourite winter destination for caravanners - find out why.

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