Distance between Nelson Bay and Cairns

The distance from Nelson Bay to Cairns is 2,328 kilometers by road including 58 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 26 hours and 37 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Bobs Farm, Salt Ash, Williamtown, Tomago, Tarro and Hexham.

Shortest distance by air 1,870 km ✈️
Car route length 2,328 km 🚗
Driving time 26 h 37 min
Fuel amount 186.2 L
Fuel cost 314.7 AUD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Nelson Bay 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
B63 14 km, 10 min
Bobs Farm 14 km 0:10 10 min 0.8 L
B63 11 km, 08 min
Salt Ash 25 km 0:19 19 min 1.5 L
B63 11 km, 07 min
Williamtown 36 km 0:26 26 min 2.6 L
B63 9 km, 06 min
Tomago 45 km 0:33 33 min 3.2 L
A1 7 km, 05 min
Tarro 52 km 0:38 38 min 4.0 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Beresfield 56 km 0:41 41 min 4.3 L
B68 M15 26 km, 15 min
Allandale 82 km 0:57 57 min 6.1 L
M15 A7 1,770 km, 20 h 12 min
Charters Towers 1,852 km 21:10 21 h 10 min 146.9 L
A6 A1 476 km, 5 h 27 min
Cairns 2,328 km 26:37 26 h 37 min 186.0 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Nelson Bay 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
B63 14 km, 10 min
Bobs Farm 14 km 0:10 10 min 0.8 L
B63 11 km, 08 min
Salt Ash 25 km 0:19 19 min 1.5 L
B63 11 km, 07 min
Williamtown 36 km 0:26 26 min 2.6 L
B63 9 km, 06 min
Tomago 45 km 0:33 33 min 3.2 L
A1 7 km, 05 min
Tarro 52 km 0:38 38 min 4.0 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Beresfield 56 km 0:41 41 min 4.3 L
B68 16 km, 10 min
Loxford 72 km 0:52 52 min 5.7 L
M15 10 km, 05 min
Allandale 82 km 0:57 57 min 6.1 L
M15 12 km, 06 min
Branxton 94 km 1:03 1 h 03 min 7.4 L
M15 A15 21 km, 14 min
Singleton 115 km 1:18 1 h 18 min 9.1 L
A15 2 km, 01 min
Darlington 117 km 1:19 1 h 19 min 9.3 L
A15 17 km, 12 min
Ravensworth 134 km 1:32 1 h 32 min 10.6 L
A15 4 km, 02 min
Newdell Junction 138 km 1:35 1 h 35 min 11.0 L
A15 18 km, 13 min
Muswellbrook 156 km 1:48 1 h 48 min 11.4 L
A15 18 km, 14 min
Aberdeen 174 km 2:03 2 h 03 min 13.6 L
A15 13 km, 09 min
Scone 188 km 2:13 2 h 13 min 14.4 L
A15 9 km, 06 min
Parkville 197 km 2:19 2 h 19 min 15.7 L
A15 8 km, 05 min
Wingen 205 km 2:24 2 h 24 min 15.8 L
A15 18 km, 12 min
Blandford 222 km 2:36 2 h 36 min 17.8 L
A15 6 km, 05 min
Murrurundi 229 km 2:41 2 h 41 min 17.9 L
A15 18 km, 12 min
Willow Tree 247 km 2:54 2 h 54 min 19.7 L
A15 B51 15 km, 10 min
Quirindi 262 km 3:05 3 h 05 min 20.1 L
B51 26 km, 17 min
Werris Creek 288 km 3:23 3 h 23 min 22.0 L
B51 25 km, 16 min
Breeza 312 km 3:39 3 h 39 min 24.0 L
B51 14 km, 09 min
Curlewis 326 km 3:48 3 h 48 min 26.0 L
B51 27 km, 19 min
Gunnedah 353 km 4:08 4 h 08 min 26.1 L
B51 37 km, 27 min
Boggabri 390 km 4:35 4 h 35 min 30.3 L
B51 12 km, 08 min
Baan Baa 402 km 4:44 4 h 44 min 32.1 L
B51 32 km, 22 min
Narrabri 433 km 5:06 5 h 06 min 32.2 L
A39 31 km, 21 min
Edgeroi 465 km 5:28 5 h 28 min 37.1 L
A39 24 km, 16 min
Bellata 488 km 5:44 5 h 44 min 38.9 L
A39 21 km, 14 min
Gurley 509 km 5:58 5 h 58 min 40.4 L
A39 27 km, 19 min
Moree 537 km 6:17 6 h 17 min 41.7 L
A39 22 km, 16 min
Ashley 559 km 6:33 6 h 33 min 44.6 L
32 km, 22 min
Garah 591 km 6:56 6 h 56 min 47.2 L
50 km, 34 min
Mungindi 641 km 7:30 7 h 30 min 49.6 L
46 60 km, 41 min
Thallon 701 km 8:11 8 h 11 min 53.3 L
46 81 km, 54 min
St George 782 km 9:05 9 h 05 min 62.5 L
A55 117 km, 1 h 18 min
Surat 898 km 10:23 10 h 23 min 69.9 L
A55 71 km, 49 min
Roma 970 km 11:12 11 h 12 min 77.3 L
A7 262 km, 2 h 57 min
Rolleston 1,232 km 14:10 14 h 10 min 97.8 L
A7 74 km, 50 min
Springsure 1,306 km 15:01 15 h 01 min 103.3 L
A7 64 km, 44 min
Emerald 1,370 km 15:45 15 h 45 min 109.2 L
A7 38 km, 26 min
Capella 1,408 km 16:12 16 h 12 min 110.1 L
A7 66 km, 44 min
Clermont 1,474 km 16:56 16 h 56 min 117.5 L
A7 104 km, 1 h 09 min
Frankfield 1,577 km 18:06 18 h 06 min 120.5 L
A7 275 km, 3 h 03 min
Charters Towers 1,852 km 21:09 21 h 09 min 146.9 L
A6 86 km, 58 min
Woodstock 1,938 km 22:07 22 h 07 min 154.7 L
A6 33 km, 22 min
Stuart 1,971 km 22:30 22 h 30 min 157.4 L
A6 A1 11 km, 07 min
Douglas 1,982 km 22:38 22 h 38 min 158.4 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 1,993 km 22:44 22 h 44 min 159.2 L
A1 41 km, 27 min
Rollingstone 2,035 km 23:12 23 h 12 min 162.7 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Mutarnee 2,050 km 23:22 23 h 22 min 163.5 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Bambaroo 2,062 km 23:30 23 h 30 min 164.5 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Toobanna 2,085 km 23:45 23 h 45 min 166.7 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ingham 2,094 km 23:52 23 h 52 min 166.9 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 2,144 km 24:26 24 h 26 min 171.0 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 2,189 km 24:57 24 h 57 min 174.7 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 2,203 km 25:07 25 h 07 min 175.9 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Silkwood 2,212 km 25:13 25 h 13 min 176.8 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Mourilyan 2,232 km 25:26 25 h 26 min 178.5 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mirriwinni 2,264 km 25:50 25 h 50 min 180.9 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Babinda 2,268 km 25:53 25 h 53 min 181.4 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Deeral 2,282 km 26:03 26 h 03 min 182.3 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Fishery Falls 2,289 km 26:07 26 h 07 min 182.9 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Gordonvale 2,303 km 26:17 26 h 17 min 183.8 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 2,311 km 26:23 26 h 23 min 184.6 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Bentley Park 2,316 km 26:27 26 h 27 min 185.2 L
A1 11 km, 09 min
Cairns 2,328 km 26:36 26 h 36 min 186.0 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Nelson Bay to Cairns?

Fuel cost: 314.7 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,328 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.69 AUD / L)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from Nelson Bay to Cairns?

Driving time: 26 h 37 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 30 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 16 min
  • 25 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 14 min
  • 1,972 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 21 h 54 min
  • 216 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 42 min
  • 11 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 9 min
  • 44 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 43 min
  • 30 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 35 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Nelson Bay to Cairns by land?

The distance between Nelson Bay and Cairns is 2,328 km by road including 58 km on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Nelson Bay and Cairns respectively.

How far is Nelson Bay to Cairns by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Nelson Bay and Cairns is 1,870 km.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Nelson Bay and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Nelson Bay from Cairns by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 20 min to cover the distance of 1,870 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 8 h 30 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 Nelson Bay to Cairns?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 7 h 47 min to cover the distance of 1,870 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 8 h 54 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 Nelson Bay and Cairns?

The halfway point between Nelson Bay and Cairns is Rolleston. It is located about 68 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Rolleston to Nelson Bay is 1,232 km and driving will take about 14 h 10 min. The road between Rolleston and Cairns has length 1,096 km and will take approximately 12 h 26 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

Where is Nelson Bay in relation to Cairns?

Nelson Bay is located 1,870 km south-east of Cairns.

Nelson Bay has geographic coordinates: latitude -32.72181, longitude 152.14409.

Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude -16.9205, longitude 145.77189.

Which highway goes from Nelson Bay to Cairns?

The route from Nelson Bay to Cairns follows A7, A1, A55, B51, A15, A6, 46, A39.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • B63: 33 km
  • M15: 29 km
  • 25: 13 km
  • B68: 11 km
  • A2: 6 km
  • A43: 4 km
  • B56: 2 km
  • 49: 2 km
  • A4: 2 km
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