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Transport, Atherton Tablealand

How To Get To the Atherton Tablelands:

  • The best advice, to fully explore the natural attractions of the Waterfalls and Crater Lakes District, is to hire a car in Cairns and drive up onto The Atherton Tablelands.


The Tropical Tableland is accessible from the coast via four major highways, each driving through World Heritage listed rainforests.

  • The Gillies Highway is our recommended access from Cairns. Drive south of Cairns to Gordonvale, then travel up the Gillies Highway onto the Atherton Tablelands. Approx 69 kms and 1.25 hours drive from Cairns.
    There are many breathtaking views as you make your ascent up the 19 km of this range road.


  • The Palmerston Highway is the first access to the Tableland as you travel north from Townsville. It joins the Bruce Highway just north of Innisfail. This highway takes you first to the township of Millaa Millaa. It is an easy and safe drive and offers expansive views of gently rolling hills and farmland.

  • Kuranda Range is located just north of Cairns, at Smithfield. This scenic drive affords majestic views of the coast just north of Cairns, with ocean views. The drive will bring you to the rainforest village of Kuranda and then on to Mareeba.

  • The Rex Range road is the most northern route accessed by turning west off the Bruce Highway north of Port Douglas. This scenic drive gives you good coastal views as you make your way up to the communities of Julatten, Mt. Molloy and Mareeba.

  • The Western Access to the Atherton Tableland is via Charters Towers or Mt Surprise, on through Mt Garnet and Ravenshoe.

Hire Car Companies:
Sugarland Car Rentals
07 4052 1300   International: 61 7 4052 1300
Fax: 07 4051 7154   International: 61 7 4051 7154
Meteor Car & Truck Rentals
Ph: 07 4035 2505 International:  61 7 4035 2505 
Fax: 07 4035 2811  International:  61 7 4035 2811
Freecall within Australia: 1800 800 109
Buses ( 8 to 28 seaters ), Trucks, Utilities, 4WDs & Trailers.

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
P.O. Box 115, Yungaburra, Tropical North Queensland, Australia 4884
PH & Fax: 07 4095 3754 International: 61 7 4095 3754

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