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Travel Alerts & Advice

Stay safe while you travel

Stay Safe

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef has a myriad of adventures to be had, but it’s important to stay safe and take necessary precautions.

Summer is a beautiful time to experience the rainforest at its most lush and view gushing waterfalls, however, it’s important to always follow the advice from Queensland Parks and never venture into out of bounds zones, flooded waters or dangerous areas to prevent serious injury or death.

Stay safe.

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Safe travel during COVID-19

If you are travelling into Queensland from another state or territory, please follow the directions and advice of the Queensland Government. Information about border restrictions can be found here

Anyone that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days must not enter Queensland. COVID-19 hotspots

You can find more information about COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland and roadmaps here

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Airport & airline advice

The wearing of face masks on all domestic flights (excludes children 12 years and under and accepted exemptions) is now mandatory. Masks are also mandatory in all airports within Australia and must be worn before entering the terminal.

Find out more information about travelling through Cairns Airport here

Parks & Road Closure Information

An official statement from the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) has been published regarding access to The Tip here. Discussions are still underway and no formal decision has been made. Further travel information on access to The Tip will be published on the NPARC website. Stay connected with accommodation providers or tour operators for up-to-date information regarding their experiences.

From time to time, parks and roads may close temporarily due to severe weather and general maintenance. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service work closely with State Emergency Services to ensure their highest priority is safety to all visitors.

Before you hit the road, check the latest road conditions and advice around the region to avoid unexpected hazards on your drive:

Statewide Alerts

Department of Transport and Main Roads alerts

Queensland Road Conditions (RACQ) 

Queensland Park alerts

Regional Council Alerts

Burke Shire Council Road Conditions

Cairns Regional Council Dashboard

Carpentaria Shire Council Road Report

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Dashboard

Cook Shire Council Dashboard (Cape York)

Douglas Shire Council Dashboard

Etheridge Shire Council Road Conditions

Mareeba Shire Council Dashboard

Tablelands Regional Council Dashboard

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