AUSTRALIA STRIP MAP SERIES
ROCKHAMPTON TO CAIRNS: The Bruce Highway (1)
ROCKHAMPTON TO CAIRNS|
Via The Bruce Highway
The road between Rockhampton and Cairns skirts the Pacific Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef,and is one of Australia's most scenic.
Major centres along the way include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Townsville, Ingaham and Innisfail. North of Rockhampton you will see the many islands which dot the Great Barrier Reef, and most of them are easily accessible from the major centres along the way.
You will also notice the surrounding area becoming more tropical and there are attractive mountains of the Great Dividing Range to the west and many golden beaches along the coast.
The following summary of the road includes general information and links to some of the towns and attractions along the way
Cairns is the unofficial capital of north Queensland. It has international airport facilities, a casino, and is the touring base for the northern reef and the rainforest areas to the north.
Townsville is a major tourism and commercial centre at the junction of the highway leading to the outback and the Northern Territory.
Proserpine is the main boarding town for visitors to the Whitsunday Group of Islands
Mackay is one of the largest towns along the highway and offers plenty of accommodation and things to do. Brampton Island can be clearly seen from the city and there are pretty places to visit nearby like Sarina and Bucasia Beach ROCKHAMPTON:
An important centre along the highway with all facilities. It is situated on the Tropic of Capricorn.
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