This route takes in the Northern Beaches
and Smithfield a picturesque and popular holiday destination offering many attractions... Travelling 68km north of Cairns is Port Douglas
From here is a stunning relaxing drive to Port Douglas. You will see
the ocean for most of the drive. Browse village shops, galleries, and
historic buildings, seaside Sunday markets and the rainforest wildlife
Cairns To The Tablelands.
There are 2 Routes from Cairns
to The Tablelands and there is something to see and do in every town on the way. From Cairns to Gordonvale
will take you up the Gillies Highway through the luscious rainforest. This route takes you to the magical Crater Lakes
, (Lake Barrine, Lake Euramoo and Lake Eacham), also the beautiful Tinnaroo Dam. On to Millaa Millaa and Malanda which is the waterfall and Crater Lakes district. The
route to the Tablelands from Cairns is via Caravonica Lakes by road or
Sky Rail visiting the beautiful Kuranda
rain- forest and
browse through the markets and the Butterfly Sanctuary & the
Wildlife Noctarium. From there is Mareeba and Atherton.
Tablelands to the Outback Gulf Savannah.
Atherton takes you onto the outback the Gulf Savannah region stretching as the Northern Territory
border. Mt Surprise, gem fossicking, the Undara Lava Tubes, volcanic
tunnels, Tallaroo mineral hot springs and the Cobold Gorge. By train the
Gulflander links Normanton and Croydon while the Savannahlander travels
between Mt Surprise and Forsayth.