Distance between Maryborough and Cairns
The distance from Maryborough to Cairns is 1,453 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 52 minutes and goes through Rockhampton, Howard, Doolbi, Childers, Gin Gin, Benaraby and Calliope.
Shortest distance by air  1,197 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,453 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 52 min 
Fuel amount  116.2 L 
Fuel cost  194.1 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Maryborough  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
12 A1 24 km, 18 min


Howard  24 km  18 min  0.8 L  
A1 30 km, 21 min


Doolbi  54 km  39 min  4.0 L  
A1 8 km, 06 min


Childers  62 km  46 min  4.7 L  
A1 53 km, 37 min


Gin Gin  115 km  1 h 23 min  8.4 L  
A1 149 km, 1 h 42 min


Benaraby  264 km  3 h 05 min  20.5 L  
A1 10 km, 07 min


Calliope  274 km  3 h 12 min  21.8 L  
A1 33 km, 23 min


Mount Larcom  307 km  3 h 36 min  24.0 L  
A1 76 km, 52 min


Rockhampton  384 km  4 h 28 min  30.5 L  
A1 1,069 km, 12 h 23 min


Cairns  1,453 km  16 h 52 min  116.1 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Maryborough to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 194.1 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,453 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Maryborough to Cairns?
Driving time: 16 h 52 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 20 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 11 min
 993 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 11 h 1 min
 401 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 5 h
 16 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 13 min
 21 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 21 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 2 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Maryborough to Cairns by land?
The distance between Maryborough and Cairns is 1,453 km by road including 23 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Maryborough and Cairns respectively.
How far is Maryborough to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Maryborough and Cairns is 1,197 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Maryborough and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Maryborough from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 29 min to cover the distance of 1,197 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 26 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Maryborough to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 59 min to cover the distance of 1,197 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 42 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Maryborough and Cairns?
The halfway point between Maryborough and Cairns is Marian. It is located about 5 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Marian to Maryborough is 731 km and driving will take about 8 h 35 min. The road between Marian and Cairns has length 721 km and will take approximately 8 h 17 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Maryborough in relation to Cairns?
Maryborough is located 1,197 km southeast of Cairns.
Maryborough has geographic coordinates: latitude 25.53758, longitude 152.70192.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Maryborough to Cairns?
The route from Maryborough to Cairns follows A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 64: 14 km
 70: 6 km