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Gordonvale

Gordonvale, historically a sugar town, is today a quintessential Australian country town. It has courteous storekeepers, well-preserved streetscapes, historic buildings and a great sense of community. Near Gordonvale stands the highest free-standing mountain peak in the world (not part of a mountain range). The symmetrical Pyramid is 922 metres in height.

From Gordonvale there is access to the Tropical Tablelands via the Gillies Highway, while south the Great Green Way extends south to Mission Beach.

Gordonvale is about 30 minutes' drive south of Cairns.

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Gordonvale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cathedral Fig Tree


The Cathedral Fig Tree, like the Curtain Fig Tree, is a gigantic 500 year old strangler tree. Located in the Danbulla State Forest, the Cathedral Fig has the reputation of being the best place to hear an early morning bird 'singing' in the Atherton Tablelands. Circumnavigate the base of the tree and giant buttress roots on the easily accessible boardwalk.




Danbulla State Forest Drive
Yungaburra, QLD, 4884

Located 16.3K from Gordonvale

Goldsborough Valley, Wooroonooran National Park


Within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, nestled below the rugged Bellenden Ker Range, Goldsborough Valley features lush lowland rainforest and the clear flowing waters and deep pools of the picturesque Mulgrave River. This section of Wooroonooran National Park is home to a variety of birds and butterflies, and many kinds of freshwater fish can be seen in the river.

Enjoy a relaxing picnic by the river or set up camp in the spacious grassy camping area. Take a short walk through the rainforest to Kearneys Falls or embark on the 19 kilometre one-way Goldfield trail which passes between Queensland's two highest peaks (Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker) and leads to the Boulders Scenic Reserve near Babinda. Canoe on the river (canoeing conditions are best between March and May) or ride a mountain bike along the Goldfield Trail for eight kilometres to the East Mulgrave causeway.




Gillies Highway,
46 kilometres south of Cairns
Gordonvale, QLD, 4865

Located 17.4K from Gordonvale

DFO Cairns


The DFO is Australia's leading destination for big brands, big bargains and big savings. At DFO Cairns, you will find over 100 leading brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Guess, Fila, Quiksilver, Skechers and Royal Doulton; all up to 70 per cent off original retail prices.

Come along and enjoy this shopping experience.




274 Mulgrave Road
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 17.8K from Gordonvale

Kuranda Scenic Railway


The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately one hour and 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest.

The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even today is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland who lost their lives while working on the railway.

Gold Class offers passengers a touch of luxury. Club-style seating, appetisers, refreshments and an exclusive gift pack combine to create an unforgettable experience. Discover the warm ambience of the historical decor in Gold Class, with cedar interior, individual lounge seating and historical photographs.

Kuranda Scenic Railway is also proud to partner with the attractions of Kuranda to form unique day tours such as the Classic Experience tour combining the railway with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Rainforestation features in their Rainforest Experience tour, Tjapukai in their Dreamtime Experience tour and Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Butterfly Sanctuary in their Wildlife Experience tour.






Bunda Street,
Cairns Railway Station
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 18.4K from Gordonvale

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome


The Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, It consists of 65 elements of crossings and ziplines.

Mid-ZOOM - At an easier level of difficulty, suitable for beginners and/or young people. Must be over 120 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.

Hi-ZOOM - At a greater level of difficulty, consisting of more complex crossings and ziplines for the more adventurous, featuring three ziplines - one of which you dangle over Goliath the croc!
Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.

Power Jump - This enthralling component is a freefall adventure, where you jump off a 13 metre high tower to make a rapid descent, with a fan device ensuring a gentle and smooth landing. Must be over 120 centimetres tall, over 20 kilograms and less then 120 kilograms.

Dome-Climb - Walk along internal walkways with a birds-eye view of inside the Dome, and then an external platform with spectacular views of the city and surrounding land and seascapes. Must be over 120 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.




35-41 Wharf Street,
Reef Hotel Casino
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 18.7K from Gordonvale

Gordonvale: Events

Cairns Amateurs


The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns.

What began as a small meeting in 1959, designed to bring city and country together, has expanded over the years to become one of Australia's premier spring horse racing carnivals. Operated by the Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club Inc., their event has become widely, and affectionately, known as "The Cairns Amateurs".

58 years on, the Cairns Amateurs is complemented by a host of social activities, some formal and some very informal including a number of Members-only and corporate functions as well as events and areas for the general public on both race days.

The beautiful mild September climate entices large crowds of locals as well as interstate visitors.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep
      10th Sep
      11th Sep


585 Mulgrave Road,
Mulgrave Road,
Woree
Woree, QLD, 4868

Located 16.7K from Gordonvale

Toyota AFL Premiership Match: Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast SUNS


AFL comes alive in Cairns! Come and catch all the live AFL action when the Western Bulldogs take on the Gold Coast SUNS.

It only happens once a year! So bring your family, get your mates together and see your favourite players up close.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Jul


344 Mulgrave Road,
Cansdale Street
Westcourt, QLD, 4870

Located 18.0K from Gordonvale

South Sydney Rabbitohs versus North Queensland Cowboys


The South Sydney Rabbitohs will return to Cairns for the fourth consecutive year this July to take on the North Queensland Cowboys.

With a variety of ticket options available to all footy fans, Barlow Park is setting the stage for one of the most exciting clashes of the year.

Want to save time and money? Pre purchase your tickets to secure the best seats in the house!


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Jul


Scott St & Severin St,
Level 4
Parramatta Park, QLD, 4870

Located 18.4K from Gordonvale

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair


From where ever you are, come and join Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2016, and immerse yourself in a CIAF experience of your own.

The CIAF 2015 cultural festivities welcomed more visitors than ever before - 50,000 people attended across all venues - enjoying the diversity of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture and taking the chance to attend and buy the latest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art from across Queensland, at the very first CIAF Art Market. The now famous CIAF daily program offers dance and music performances, artist and industry talks, art workshops and film screenings. Cairns cultural venues offer a variety of art form events and gallery exhibitions, creating a celebratory feeling citywide.


Event Dates
2016
      14th Jul
      15th Jul
      16th Jul
      17th Jul


Wharf Street,
Corner of Lake Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 18.6K from Gordonvale

Cairns Talk PopCon


Cairns Talk Pop Culture Convention (PopCon), is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, console gaming, fantasy, and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct


Corner Severin Street and Mulgrave Road
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 18.8K from Gordonvale

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