Distance between Olary and Cairns
The distance from Olary to Cairns is 2,569 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 29 hours and 15 minutes and goes through Broken Hill, Charleville, Charters Towers, Wilcannia, Cobar, Bourke and Cunnamulla.
Shortest distance by air  1,794 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,569 km 🚗 
Driving time  29 h 15 min 
Fuel amount  205.5 L 
Fuel cost  363.8 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Olary  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A32 134 km, 1 h 31 min


Broken Hill  134 km  1 h 31 min  5.5 L  
A32 235 km, 2 h 38 min


Wilcannia  369 km  4 h 10 min  19.1 L  
A32 201 km, 2 h 15 min


Cobar  570 km  6 h 25 min  42.7 L  
A32 B87 141 km, 1 h 36 min


Bourke  711 km  8 h 01 min  54.8 L  
B87 B71 276 km, 3 h 07 min


Cunnamulla  987 km  11 h 08 min  78.8 L  
A71 200 km, 2 h 14 min


Charleville  1,187 km  13 h 22 min  92.5 L  
A2 97 km, 1 h 05 min


Augathella  1,284 km  14 h 28 min  101.3 L  
A2 813 km, 9 h 23 min


Charters Towers  2,097 km  23 h 51 min  166.8 L  
A6 A1 472 km, 5 h 24 min


Cairns  2,569 km  29 h 15 min  205.4 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Olary to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 363.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,569 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.77 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Olary to Cairns?
Driving time: 29 h 15 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
 2,195 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 24 h 23 min
 305 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 48 min
 10 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 8 min
 21 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 20 min
 19 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 22 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Olary to Cairns by land?
The distance between Olary and Cairns is 2,569 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 Olary and Cairns respectively.
How far is Olary to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Olary and Cairns is 1,794 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 Olary and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Olary from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 14 min to cover the distance of 1,794 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 8 h 9 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 Olary to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 7 h 28 min to cover the distance of 1,794 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 8 h 32 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 Olary and Cairns?
Where is Olary in relation to Cairns?
Olary is located 1,794 km southwest of Cairns.
Olary has geographic coordinates: latitude 32.27959, longitude 140.3254.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Olary to Cairns?
The route from Olary to Cairns follows A32, A2, A1, A71, A6, B87, B71.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 19: 89 km
 49: 4 km