LOCATION & GETTING TO US

ADDRESS

Cnr Vernon and Main Streets

Atherton

QLD 4883

Australia

Car from Cairns

Kuranda Range Road from Cairns – Just north of Cairns the Kuranda Range Road climbs the coastal range to the cultural rainforest village of Kuranda, home to the famous Kuranda Markets and a host of other attractions, shops and restaurants, on the 65 kilometre trip to Mareeba. Along the Kennedy Highway between Kuranda and Mareeba are Davies Creek National Park and Emerald Creek Falls, both of which are set in the drier eucalypt forests and granite boulders of the Lamb Range. These areas are in stark contrast to the lush rainforest around the waterfalls of Millaa Millaa.

Gillies Highway From Cairns – 35 kilometers south of Cairns, is the Gillies Highway at Gordonvale where you will start your gradual climb up the Gillies Range, famous for its 263 corners, and 800m elevation change in only 19 km of road. As you climb the range you will notice the temperature drop, the air become fresher, and encounter spectacular lookouts along the way which enable you to take in the view of the valleys deep in the Great Dividing Range, arriving at Yungaburra.

Car From Port Douglas

From Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas turn right onto Captain Cook Highway. 10 klms north turn left onto Mossman/Mt Molloy Road. At Mt Molloy, this road turns into the Mulligan Highway taking you through to Mareeba – 85 klms.

From Cape Tribulation, the main road (Cape Tribulation Road) will take you to the Daintree Ferry. Continue straight onto Cape Tribulation Road, then turn left onto Mossman-Daintree Road. Continue onto Captain Cook Highway and turn right onto Mossman/Mt Molloy Road which will take you through to Mareeba.

 

Buses

Trans North Bus & Coach Service operates a passenger and light freight service between Atherton and Cairns and all towns and villages enroute. This service also connects at Atherton for Ravenshoe with Kerry’s Bus Service, and at Mareeba with Chillagoe Bus Service.

Ticket purchases can be made from the driver as you board the Bus

The bus stops are located at:

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Bus bays at Qld Rail (platform 1)

  • Smithfield Bus Shelter, Kennedy Highway

  • 15 Therwine Street, Kuranda,

  • Speewah Bus Shelter

  • Arnold Park, 171-179 Walsh Street (next door to Police Station), and

  • 54 Main Street, Atherton (near Just Chillin' Juice Bar)

You can also Hail and Ride at any location enroute, where the bus can safely stop. Upon request, this service will drop off at the Airport, Reef Fleet Terminal and Hospitals and Doctor Surgeries in Cairns. Please note that Trans North Services do not pick up from these addresses.

For further information regarding this service, please contact our Atherton depot directly on 07 4095 8644 or 0400 749 476 during business hours.

We're right outside the bus stop!

Bus Fare Info

Bus Timetable

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