Getting Here

Trans North Bus and Coach 
Phone 07 4095 8644
THE INLAND ROAD (Mulligan Highway)
Fully sealed
...provides an introduction to the great Australian Outback and a way of life which has remained unchanged for decades. Dotted with examples of past efforts to extract the area's mineral wealth, the small communities found along the way to Cooktown stand as testament to the region's pioneering history.
The small townships of Mount Molloy & Mount Carbine are reminders of once abundant copper and wolfram deposits. The Palmer Rivers Goldfields are perhaps the most famous of the Far North's' mining endeavours. The Palmer River Roadhouse has a small museum.
The last tiny community before Cooktown is Lakeland Downs, situated in the fertile Laura River Valley, which like many townships in the area sprung up in response to the local goldrush. Well known for Butcher's Hill Station where horses were bred for the Indian Army at the end of the last century, Lakeland is now a major agricultural area. Try the locally produced coffee at the Lakeland Coffee House & Store.
Tropical Queensland is known as a place of exotic beauty where the rainforest meet the ocean and the Bloomfield Track (Coast Road) is a superb example of why the Far North enjoys this reputation. The tropical splendour on display in the dense forests of opportunities to glimpse the flora and fauna which has made the area internationally famous. There are many swimming holes and beaches for that cooling swim and picnic. The Bloomfield Track's winding push through lush rainforest and picturesque waterways make it considerably more adventurous as it is passable only to 4WD vehicles. The Road Guide following will provide detailed assistance.
So what are you waiting for?
Treat yourself to something new and different and become one of the growing number who have discovered Australia's best kept secret!

From Cairns to Cooktown:
via the inland (Mulligan Highway) road. 334 kms  
Sealed Road
From Port Douglas to Cooktown:
via the inland road 268 kms  
Sealed Road
From Cooktown to Cairns:
via the Bloomfield Track (Coast road) 248 kms  
4 WD
From Cooktown to Port Douglas:
via Coast Road 4 WD 187 kms