Day Six - Day Trips

Undara Lava Tubes

This National Park is unique with its weathered 160 km lava tube system, the world’s longest lava flow from a single volcano. The outback scenery, varieties of kangaroo and the exquisite lava tubes make it a must for the northern traveller. Undara is about 3 hours drive from Rose Gums and it is possible to be there for the morning tour and return to the Cairns Highlands the same day.

  • 3.5 hours from Rose Gums  

Chillagoe Caves

There are several caves in the area which can be visited. Donna Cave, Trezkinn Cave, and Royal Arch Cave are show caves of the Chillagoe Caves National Park. Bauhinia Cave and Pompeii Cave may be visited on self-guided tours after notifying the Ranger. The caves are inhabited by various bats, for example the Common Bentwing Bat, the Little Brown Bat, the Little Bentwing Bat, and the Sheath-Tail Bat. Of course there are also predators who live in the caves. The Spotted Python, together with a wide variety of insects and spiders, live off the remains of the bats. 

  • 3 hours from Rose Gums  

Skyrail at Kuranda

Skyrail gondolas take visitors gliding above the canopy of the rainforest, with stops at an interpretative centre and boardwalks into the lush heritage listed, tropical rainforest and down to the terminus at Smithfield, not=rth of Cairns. You can either take the round trip back to Kuranda on Skyrail, or complete the return journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. 

  • 1.5 hours from Rose Gums
  • Skyrail 1.5 hours one way or 2 to 2.5 hours round trip
  • Allow more time if you want to include the Kuranda Scenic Railway   

Kuranda Markets

Since the 60’s, Kuranda has been a shoppers’ magnet. The markets are world famous and stall holders come from far and wide to show their wares.  Fresh produce and arts and crafts abound.  There are also many other interesting attractions to be found in this quaint rainforest village.

  • 1.5 hours from Rose Gums   


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