Local Traffic Update/ Changed Conditions for Port Douglas Gran Fondo September 10 and 11

The Port Douglas Gran Fondo is coming to the region, delivering up to $5 million into the local economy with a variety of cycling courses and Festival events.

Riders will race along the Great Barrier Reef Drive between Port Douglas and Palm Cove, and celebrate their achievements with other events across the Festival weekend including the Cairns Post CriteriumHemingway’s Brewery SprintChoo Choos FREE Family Ride, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina Festival Expo, local live music and after party!

Event organisers understand that road closures impact the local community, Cairns Airport transfers, tourism operators, travelling tourists, businesses and all road users.

Their aim is to minimise this impact as much as possible and ensure we open roads on schedule.

GREAT BARRIER REEF DRIVE (Sunday 11 September 2022)

Southbound (Port Douglas to Cairns)

  • 6.00am to 1.30pm – Willie Pye Memorial Park, Craiglie to Palm Cove Boulevard, Palm Cove

Northbound (Cairns to Port Douglas)

  • 5.30am to 11.30am – Palm Cove Boulevard, Palm Cove to Wangetti Beach Road, Wangetti
  • 6.00am to 1.30pm – Wangetti Beach Road, Wangetti to Willie Pye Memorial Park, Craiglie


Emergency vehicles will still have full access to Great Barrier Reef Drive in both directions between Port Douglas and Cairns during these times.

Full road closure details are outlined below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

Email: info@portdouglasgranfondo.com.au

Mob: 0455 261 555