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Explore Mareeba: the gateway to the Outback in Tropical North Queensland

Explore Mareeba: the gateway to the Outback in Tropical North Queensland

In partnership with Mareeba Shire.

Follow the road north into the Mareeba Shire in Tropical North Queensland, undeniably one of the most exciting and diverse regions to explore within Australia.

Averaging over 300 sunny days a year and located only half an hour from Cairns (the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef), the region’s natural charm is a magnet for self-drive visitors looking for authentic Australian experiences. It’s the perfect base to explore the wider Atherton Tablelands, Cape York and Gulf destinations.

From some of Australia’s best produce and paddock-to-plate dining experiences, waterfalls, historic trails, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife, there is something new and exciting to explore around every bend of the region’s very accessible, yet incredibly picturesque roads. The Shire’s accommodation offerings deliver inviting country hospitality with scenic caravan-friendly campgrounds, holiday parks, warm and welcoming bed and breakfasts, motels, interactive farm-stays, and luxurious retreats. There is an option to suit absolutely everybody’s holiday needs.

Visit a ‘village in the rainforest’, the iconic Kuranda Village. Surrounded by Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest, its amazing natural and cultural experiences are heralded around the world. Discover the site of an ancient coral reef in Chillagoe; now transformed into massive limestone bluffs containing over 560 known caves! Or immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of Mareeba, with its award-winning museum and popular annual events like the Mareeba Rodeo and the Christmas in July festivities hosted by the Campervan and Motorhome Club (CMCA) of Australia. There is so much more to see and explore!

Mareeba is the gateway to the Outback in Tropical North Queensland. Ancient landscapes, savannah grasslands, crisp blue skies, spectacular limestone caves, abundant natural wildlife; the sheer beauty of the area’s diverse destinations are impossible to encapsulate in words and must be experienced in person. With amenities to suit the basic level camper to the five-star traveller, Mareeba is looking forward to seeing you soon!

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