Cairns IRONMAN Road Closure - 6 June 2021 - Captain Cook Highway between Cairns and Port Douglas closed for 12 hours
Every year the Cairns IRONMAN closes the entire highway from about 5.30am to 5.30pm.
This year the Cairns IRONMAN closes the highway on 6 June 2021.
If you are flying out from Cairns on 6 June 2021 this is particularly important for you, because you cannot travel down the Captain Cook Highway between 5:30am and 5:30pm.
Every year we suggest to travellers either stay in Port until the day after, or go to Cairns the day before.
Our travel options on 6 June 2021 are:
We know there is a widespread lack of information about this significant disruption. We have recently swapped emails with Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, and annually we provide feedback to the Port Douglas Chamber of Commerce via business feedback surveys about getting this information out, but to no avail. We have also contacted the organisers of Ironman in 2021 about the transport options they are promoting only to discover they are advising travellers that all shuttles will be using the inland highway when this is not the case. So we annually try to do our best and advise travellers who have booked accommodation and tours in Port Douglas, or are expecting to be able to travel between Cairns and Port Douglas on Ironman day, to please make other arrangements.
We understand Quicksilver is running a vessel transfer on 6 June 2021:
Depart Port Douglas 6:45am 2.00pm
Arrive Cairns 8:30am 3.45pm
Depart Cairns 8:45am 4.15pm
Arrive Port Douglas 10:30am 5.45pm
Reservations can only be made by phone or email:
Phone:(07) 4044 9944