Leg Five Atherton Tablelands to Mission Beach
147km Driving time:
Travel along the Milla Milla waterfall circuit which includes five fabulous falls and opportunities for a swim, before heading down the Palmerston Highway through the Wooroonooran National Park. Visit the MaMu Tropical Skywalk Canopy Walkway, taking a walk in the clouds high in the rainforest canopy. Once in Innisfail, the road takes your further south through Sugar Cane fields, Banana plantations, picturesque towns and rainforest mountains, before you arrive at beautiful Mission Beach. This beautiful beachside village is famous for its cassowaries and endless beaches.Spend a night or two at any of the four villages along Mission Beach, enjoying the regions attractions, adventures and local produce. Have time to just laze on the beach, take a water-taxi to Dunk Island, or an early morning kayak along the beach.
Leg Six Mission Beach to Cairns
152.3km Driving time:
2 hours 15mins
Travel from Mission Beach back to Cairns via Canecutter Way to visit Paronella Park, a heritage listed Tourist Park inspired by the dream of Spanish immigrant Jose Paronella and his love of Spanish castles. Stop at the Mena Creek hotel for a drink or lunch and travel on through Innisfail back towards Cairns.Along the way you can make a stop at the mystical Babinda Boulders, or walk through the Rainforest to Josephine Falls. Arrive back in Cairns after a final stunning photo opportunity at Walshs Pyramid.