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Far North Region

The Far North Queensland Region extends from Cardwell on the east coast, west to Croydon and north to include the islands of the Torres Strait.

Yuku Baja/Big Annan Bridge

About Far North Region

Area:  419,047km2
Population: Around 247,000
Industries:  Tourism, agriculture (including sugar, fishing, beef, dairy, horticulture and tropical fruits), mining (including bauxite, gold, tin, silica, wolfram and zinc).

Please note: to find a customer service centre (for general enquiries, vehicle registration, licensing, driving test bookings and vehicle inspections) select a location from the alphabetical list.

Road contact information

For road information, the department’s Cairns office is the main point of contact for residents, industry and business.

Cairns office

Phone: 07 4045 7144
Fax:     07 4045 7138
Post: PO Box 6185
Cairns Qld 4870
Location: 15 Lake Street
Level 4, Cairns Corporate Tower
Cairns Qld 4870
Email: cairns.office@tmr.qld.gov.au

Interesting facts and figures

Far North Queensland Region road facts 

Road network

Visit the Traffic and Travel Information website for the lastest update. 

  • Bruce Highway (Ingham–Cairns)
  • Captain Cook Highway (Cairns–Mossman)
  • Palmerston Highway (Innisfail–Mossman)
  • Kennedy Highway (Cairns–The Lynd)
  • Burke Developmental Road (Normanton–Dimbulah)
  • Peninsula Developmental Road (Mareeba–Weipa)
  • Mulligan Highway (Cooktown–Butcher’s Hill)
  • Gulf Developmental Road (Normanton–Mt Garnet)
  • Gregory Developmental Road (Charters Towers–Quartz Blow Creek)
  • Kennedy Developmental Road (Mt. Garnet–Hughenden)
  • Silkwood–Japoon Road
  • Innisfail–Japoon Road
  • Henderson Drive
  • Millaa Millaa–Malanda Road
  • Gillies Range Road
  • Malanda–Lake Barrine Road
  • Gordonvale Connection Road
  • Malanda–Atherton Road
  • Cairns Western Arterial Road
  • Anderson Street
  • Mossman–Mt Molloy Road
  • Mossman–Daintree Road
  • Mareeba Connection Road
  • Atherton–Herberton Road
  • Mareeba–Dimbulah Road
  • Longlands Gap–Herberton Road
  • Thursday Island Road
  • Mulgrave Road
  • Port Connection Road
  • Mourilyan Harbour Road
  • Boogan Road
  • South Johnstone Road
  • East Evelyn Road
  • Tinaroo Falls Dam Road
  • Topaz Road
  • Stratford Connection Road
  • Port Douglas Road
  • Shiptons Flat Road
  • Endeavour Valley Road
  • Tumoulin Road
  • Herberton–Petford Road
  • Forsayth Road
  • Pine Creek–Yarrabah Road
  • Kurrimine Beach Road
  • El Arish–Mission Beach Road
  • Tully–Hull Road
  • South Mission Beach Road
  • Tully–Mission Beach Road
  • Davidson Road

Local government

Places of interest

  • Cairns
  • Mareeba
  • Innisfail
  • Tully
  • Thursday Island
  • Cape York Peninsula
  • Cooktown
  • Kuranda
  • Palm Cove
  • Great Barrier Reef

Maps

map thumbView the Far North region on the interactive map

Far North Region map

Also available in detail are the following maps:

Last updated
23 July 2014