Changed traffic conditions for Targa GBR

Cairns Regional Council advises that there will be road closures and changed traffic conditions from Friday (3 September) for the Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally.

Temporary road closures will occur at various locations across the Cairns region and neighbouring local government areas from Friday 3 September to Sunday 5 September.

Notably, this year’s Kuranda Range Stage is on Saturday and will require the range to be closed between 8.30am and noon.

As well as the race stages, Cairns residents are advised of two special events associated with Targa, the TARGACavalcade on Friday and TARGAfest on Sunday afternoon.

The TARGACavalcade will take place on Friday from 3.30pm to 4.45pm, with Targa entrants travelling through Aeroglen, Stratford, Freshwater, Kamerunga, Redlynch and finally Brinsmead under police escort.

On Sunday, coinciding with Father’s Day, $12 million worth of vehicles, including sports, luxury and muscle cars, will go on display as part of TARGAfest, from 3pm to 5pm at Fogarty Park.

Road Closures


Green Hill Stage

  • Gray Rd, Green Hill, between Pine Creek Rd and Green Hill Rd, 8.10am to 11.40am
  • Greenhill Rd, between Gray Rd and Pine Creek Rd, 8.10am to 11.40am

Gillies Range + Little Mulgrave Stage

  • Gillies Highway, between Appaloosa St and Boar Pocket Rd, 8.37am to 2.37pm

Lake Morris + Copperlode Stage

  • Lake Morris Rd, from 1km before Campbell’s Lookout to Lake Morris, 12.42am to 6.42pm


Kuranda Range

  • Kennedy Highway (Kuranda Rage Rd), between Canopy’s Edge Boulevarde and Black Mountain Rd, 8.30am to midday


Gillies Range Stage

  • Gillies Highway, between Appaloosa St and Boar Pocket Rd, 7.48am to 11.18am

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