Henry Ross Lookout - QLD

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DEG: -16.836901 145.672394
DMS: 16º 50' 12.84" S 145º 40' 20.62" E
UTM: 55 K 8138013mN 358553mE
Altitude: 430m


Place Type

Population - Place Name


75.03kms SouthEast of Daintree - Driving 104 km (1 heure 32 min)

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Kennedy Highway
Macalister Range
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Henry Ross Lookout is located near the Kuranda Range road's highest point, at an altitude of 430 metres (1,400 ft), and is named after the foreman in charge of building the road in 1939.

Due to public demand and its strategic importance during WWII, the Kuranda Range Road was constructed as an alternative to the much longer Gillies Highway which ascends the mountains from behind Gordonvale, south of Cairns.

The very popular Henry Ross Lookout allows panoramic views of the Cairns and Northern Beaches district, with a backdrop of Trinity Bay and the Coral Sea in the distance.

Excellent parking facilities are provided at the lookout for those who want to take in the views, however, due to heavy traffic it is easiest and safest to stop in during the return trip from Kuranda.
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Closest Weather Station

Cairns at 23/08:30pm EST
Distance from Henry Ross Lookout 8.81km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Cairns Aero
Distance from Henry Ross Lookout 8.81km SE
Mean Max. °C31.431.230.629.227.626.025.726.628.129.530.631.4
Mean Min. °C23.723.823.121.619.917.817.117.418.720.622.323.4
Mean Rain mm395.3450.6424.2195.191.445.329.327.033.746.693.8178.8

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