this is my favourite ride to do in north qld. start off with a leisurely ride up the palmerstone highway. theres a lookout or two to see along the way. across the top of the Tablelands for a bit and backdown the gillies to gordonvale. across the back of the city to smithfield and up the kuranda range. feel free to head in to the kuranda shopping centre to check out their goodies.keep going up along tablelands to mareeba and turn right. head across tablelands and see all kinds of goodies. stop at the pub at mt malloy for a decent meal. ride down the mt malloy range. throw a right hander and head down past port douglas and back to smithfield in cairns.
will take a few hours to complete and its great fun. the twisty roads on the kuranda range as well as the mt malloy leave the twisty roads in brisbane area at mt tamborine and mt nebo and mt glorious and mt mee for dust. and the nice scenic trip back from port Douglas to smithfield is the closest thing you will find in north qld to a road like the great ocean road outside Melbourne.
have fun and enjoy tropical north queensland