Atherton Blue Gum Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Self Drive

Magnificent Views in the Cairns Highlands on the Atherton Tablelands

Cairns, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands (Cairns Highlands),
Mission Beach, Outback.


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Self Drive our Region, it can be divided into 5 Sections, (see our Map);

  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas & Daintree
  • Cairns Highlands (Atherton Tablelands) - Northern, Central & Southern areas.
  • Outback
  • Mission Beach & Coast
  • Enquire Here and we will "personalise" a Self Drive package for you.

Click Here for an 11 Day Far North Queensland Itinerary.

The Great Barrier ReefCairns

Cairns International Airport is the Arrival or Departure point for most.
Cairns is a central "jump off" point to the Great Barrier Reef.
A vibrant Tropical city of 120,000 people.
Dining, Shopping, Entertainment Centre for Tourists.
Recommended Accommodation Kookas B&B Tariff $145 AUD/night/double, private ensuite
Cairns to Daintree Travelling Time Approx 1.5 Hours

Daintree river cruiseDaintree

Daintree river cruises & tours.
World famous Daintree National Park and bird watching location.
Abundance of native wildlife.
Cape Tribulation is 45 mins away across the ferry to the north.
Recommended Accommodation Red Mill House Tariff from $180 AUD/night/double, private ensuite
Daintree to Port Douglas Travelling Time Approx 45 minutes

Port Douglas Beach Port Douglas

Port Douglas is famous for its magnificent 4 Mile Beach
The Daintree Rainforest is easily accessible.
Attractions include "Quicksilver" Day Trips to the Reef & Low Isles.
Upmarket restaurants, famous for their Celebrity watching.
Recommended Accommodation Mossman Gorge B&B Tariff $145 AUD/night/double, private ensuite
Port Douglas to Atherton Travelling Time Approx 1.5 Hours

Volcanic LakeAtherton Tablelands

The Cairns Highlands (Atherton Tablelands) extraordinary beauty and unspoilt nature. The Northern, Central & Southern sections. Atherton is central to all three sections.
A Diverse range of Fauna & Flora in "World Heritage" Rainforest.
Waterfalls, crater lakes, scenic walking tracks, & "Look Outs" abound.
Historic Towns & Villages with interesting stories a plenty.
Recommended Accommodation Atherton Blue Gum Tariff $120 - $150 AUD/night/double, private ensuite
$230 AUD/night for the 2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 6.
or The Summit B&B Tariff $180 AUD/night/double, private ensuite, self contained with full kitchen, full laundry, constructed August 2008
or The Summit Rainforest Retreat Tariff From $400 AUD/night for 1-4 persons (extra tariff of $40/night pp, sleeps 16), or 1 bedroom apartment @ $250 AUD/night for up to 4 persons.
Atherton to Undara Travelling Time Approx 2.5 Hours

Undara Lava TubesUndara Lave Tubes

The Outback Experience, Undara Lava Tubes, so Unique.
190,000 years in the making.
Walk in the path of a Volcano.
This is where you'll find the sense of Outback Australia you're seeking.
Recommended Accommodation Historic Railway Carriage Tariff $110 AUD/night or Bedrock Village (they do the all day tour to Undara) at Mt Surprise.
Undara to Mission Beach via Atherton, Travelling Time Approx 4 Hours.

Dunk Island Paronella ParkMission Beach

Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast.
Where the rainforest meets the Reef.
Jose Paronella created his "Dream" in 1930
Paronella Park, "The Dream Continues".
Recommended Accommodation Licuala Lodge. Tariff $130 AUD/night/double, private ensuite
Mission Beach to Cairns Travelling Time Approx 1.5 Hours

Click Here for an 11 Day Far North Queensland Itinerary.

We recommend at least 2 nights stay at each destination, as attractions are plentiful, your local host will inform you to how best fill in your time, (Undara needs only 1 night).  If your time is limited, you may have to alter parts of this Itinerary. Enquire Here and we will send you detailed directions and book all accommodation and activities for you, including your Rental Vehicle. We are happy to organise your entire Self-Drive Package for you, as they say, "Locals know best...".

Don't Forget, leave a day or two to do nothing, holidays were not meant to be hard work...! Tariffs quoted are per double and in most cases include a Full Breakfast. Click Here for Currency Converter.

Activities to Book Include:

  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trips from Cairns.
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Trips from Port Douglas.
  • 4WD Day & Half Day Trips into the Daintree & Mossman Gorge from Port Douglas.
  • Hot Air Ballooning in Mareeba. (Self Drive 25 mins from Atherton>
  • Undara Lava Tubes Guided Tour. (Compulsory, you cannot go by yourself).
  • Dunk Island Day Trip from Mission Beach.
  • Skyrail Rainforest Experience from Cairns.
  • Tjapakai Aboriginal Experience from Cairns.
  • Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda.

Atherton Blue Gum - 2015