An information site for people about Cairns, Australia
If you live in Cairns on the Northern Beaches, you probably have to put up with peak hour traffic. For the population size, the traffic is disproportionately excessive and this is due to the population explosion and lack of government spending to accommodate the growth. Yet, there are some things you can do to make your life easier.
One intersects Cairns Western Arterial Road (which leads to the North Westerns region) and the other Kennedy Highway (the main road leading to and from Kuranda and the West).
If you live in Cairns, these are a real pest and from my experience, can create traffic backup longer than a kilometre in some instances. You know what I do? I avoid them.
See the map pictured to the left on how to get around them. Basically you can bypass the roundabouts by going through the back roads of Yorkey’s Knob. It takes around 6 minutes, from start to end. If the traffic is bad (like it is very often nowadays) you can save some good time and your sanity with it.
Below is video footage of the alternative route.
Live in Cairns without some of the frustrations of poorly managed infrastructure.