Riding the curves and bends on the Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas is such a treat! Much of the road is right on the coast where the rainforest meets the sea. The beaches are invitingly beautiful, though unless there is a ‘stinger net’ like the one at Ellis Beach, swimming is not recommended from November to May. The 5-6 months from June to end October are usually the best months for riding, sight seeing, swimming and walking the beach. Although when you have a Ducati to ride it’s tempting to make the stops short and the rides long!