4 6 8 Finding Your Way The Great Tropical Drive & Great Barrier Reef Drive The Savannah Way & Gulf Savannah
12 Cassowary Coast & Canecutter Way 16 Gourmet Delights 18 Birding & Wildlife 20 Adventure & Tours 22 Millaa Millaa & Waterfalls 24 Herberton & Irvinebank 25 Malanda 26 Regional Maps 30 Regional Event Highlights & Markets 32 Atherton 35 Ravenshoe, Innot Hot Springs & Mt Garnet 36 Tolga & Walkamin 38 Lake Tinaroo 39 Lakes District 40 Yungaburra 43 Mareeba 46 Chillagoe & Petford 47 Julatten, Mt Molloy & Mt Carbine 48 Kuranda 50 National Parks
Finding your way to the Tropical Tablelands
Tropical North Queensland has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most beautiful and diverse localities to visit in the world and finding your way around has never been easier, with some fantastic tried and tested drive routes that all lead to the Atherton Tablelands and beyond.
Chillagoe & The Wheelbarrow Way
The Wheelbarrow Way encompasses some of the richest and most important history of our national heritage between Mareeba and Chillagoe. Drive through ancient landscapes, with spectacular escarpment formations and be sure not to miss the beautiful limestone caves at Chillagoe. Spend some time in Chillagoe touring the historic copper mines of the Old State Smelters and marvel at ancient indigenous culture at the Chillagoe Museum, housing some of this country’s oldest and most important Aboriginal rock art. Be sure to take a torch for your tour to the Bauhinia and Pompeii Caves.
Cooktown & Cape York
The push to the tip of Australia is a must for the intrepid road warrior. Visit amazing Aboriginal rock art and pioneer relics, marvel at nature in the national parks or try your luck sport fishing. Why not stop at Mt Carbine Caravan Park enroute? It is ideally located for further exploration of the Palmer River Gold Fields, Lakeland Downs, the Annan Gorge, the mysterious Black Mountain and historic Cooktown. Heading out west to Palmer River visitors to the solitary roadhouse perched above the famous river can get a glimpse of the remnants of one of north Queensland’s most famous gold mining towns. The rich gold fields attracted tens of thousands of miners in the 1870s, including large numbers of Chinese. This ultimately led to the establishment of the ports of Cooktown, Port Douglas and Cairns.