Self drive this delightfully Australian Savanah land, nature
loving landscapes and attractions in the northern section of the
Atherton Tablelands. Allow a full day, Mareeba is 25 mins drive,
as to is Granite Gorge from Atherton. Once there, you will never be in your
vehicle for more than 10 - 15 minutes. You will cover no more
than 150 kms in the day, but see a real range of landscapes and
Here at Atherton Blue Gum B&B, we will provide you with a
map and local knowledge that will make your day not only
interesting but also special. Following are some of the highlights in
Hot Air Ballooning - 25 mins drive to Mareeba
to see the sun rise.
Humpy” & “The Big Peanut”, purchase local fruits & vegetables,
as well as nuts, jams & honeys.
Woodworks – local wood craftsmen, as well as local art &
sculpture to view and purchase.
Uncles Distillery - Liqueurs and wines to taste, made from local
Gorge - Walk this unique gorge and feed the native rock
Mareeba Wetlands - Conservation Wetlands with visitors centre
and Rangers wetlands cruise.
Drop Mango Winery - This plantation has approximately 19,000
mango trees. A commercial Mango enterprise as well as taste
testing the wine.
spotting, at Mareeba Golf Course.
North Queensland Gold Coffee Plantation - See the "real thing",
the beans on the trees, the harvester, the roasting process, sun
dried beans and the delightful hosts.
Mareeba Heritage Centre and the “War Bird” adventure flights, in
ex military aircraft, from Mareeba Airfield.
"Coffee Works" - Coffee & Chocolate Interpretative & Tasting
Microlight flying & plantation tours at Jacques Coffee
Plantation or wine tasting at De Bruey’s Winery.
Military Museum - A museum and major collection of military
hardware. The Tablelands has a significant WW11 history for
American and Australian troops.
If you have time, these are extras which may interest you. We find the above is a
very full day.
Mt Mulligan Escarpment - 4WD necessary, real
Tyrconnell Gold Mine - Historical Gold Mine
with gold panning, 10 headed stamper and mine tour.
National Parks at Davies & Emerald Creeks -
Great views and walks.