Drive Wet Tropics


The Wet Tropics region is the sort of place that you could travel to over and over again and still not see everything.

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area covers about 900,000 hectares and dominates much of the landscape when driving around the region. There is much to see and do outside the World Heritage Area as well.

If scenic panoramas are what you're after, you can explore over 600 kilometres of roads through the World Heritage Area, including 40 scenic routes.

The Wet Tropics region has been blessed with an incredible variety of waterfalls and scenic outlooks most which are easily accessed using a conventional vehicle. 

The region is home to Australia’s tallest waterfall Wallaman Falls at 305 metres and the widest single-drop waterfall Millstream Falls. There's also a waterfalls circuit up on the Atherton Tablelands where you can visit nearly a dozen in just a couple of days, including the picture perfect Millaa Millaa Falls.

The Great Tropical Drive website is a self-drive touring route that winds its way from palm-fringed beaches, to ancient rainforests of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the golden outback of North Queensland.

Take a moment to explore the website link below to help you plan a driving holiday in Tropical Australia where you will find detailed itineraries for 20 self-drive experiences. The Great Tropical Drive passes through six unique regions of North Queensland: Cooktown, Port Douglas and Daintree, Cairns and Beaches, Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast, Tropical Tablelands and Savannah Country, Townsville, Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook.

 

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Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

Indigenous rangers have led a series of workshops in far north Queensland aimed at creating stronger ties between Rainforest Aboriginal peoples c... READ MORE

Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

A vigorous tree planting session held in March is set to create a critical ecological corridor for Wet Tropics wildlife, linking the tropical coa... READ MORE

Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

The plight of some of Australia's rarest marsupials headline the latest funding splash into the world's oldest rainforest.... READ MORE