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Gordonvale Queensland

Gordonvale was named after a local pioneer John Gordon, but was originally called Nelson.  Only 24km south of Cairns this little place became a  sugar milling town  in 1896 and  has its own unique charm and character.  

Walsh's Pyrimad Gordonvale Queensland

This is the town where the cane toads were first introduced  in June of 1935, with the unfortunate belief that they would wipe out pests which were damaging the local crops.

Population: 6000

Famous for its landmark "Walsh"s Pyrimad" which is a steep 922m.  The story has it that the pyramid shaped hill is a volcanic core. A competition race is held each year to the top and back 

Visit the local crocodile farm Cairns Crocodile Farm Pty Ltd Redbank Rd
Gordonvale Queensland 4865.
If you are visiting Gordonvale, horseback lovers, Mulgrave River Horse Adventures is on
Gillies Hwy near Gordonvale. Visit the museum and art galleries. Gordonvale has a number of eateries, cafes an RSL club and a few small pubs.

This is a nice little spot to take in some history before starting your journey up to The Atherton Tablelands and Outback Savannah.