NQ Day to Day
Date: 8th Sept - 10th Sept 2013
Duration: 3 Days and 2 nights. 3 actual days riding.
Distance: 155 miles (250 Km)
Avg Daily: 75 km
Bike Type: Road Bike
Terrain: Flat, downhill to up hill.
Group size: max 20.
Accommodation: Motels, hostels & cabins.
Meals: Breakfast, snacks and lunch provided for 3 days.
Charities you can Support: Botswana orphan project, Compassion Australia, ADRA Australia or Sonship
Registration fee: $150 (includes Professional cycle Jersey + Kuranda scenic rail trip
Sponsorship target: $2,500
Minimum fundraising: $1,250
Fitness Level: The tour caters to someone with an average level of fitness. There will be a fast and slow group.
Day 1: Arrive in Cairns. It is a beautiful, fascinating tropical city - a melting pot of people and cultures that prides itself on its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle.
Cairns is the premier holiday spot for visitors from international destinations, other parts of Australia and a preferred stopover port for luxury cruise ships. Cairns, with its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest is a Mecca for scuba divers, snorkelers', reef cruises, all types of fishing, rainforest walks, outback "bush" adventures, native bird and wildlife watching and tours of all shapes and sizes and adventure activities.
Day 2: Cairns to Yungaburra.
We head north to the base of the ranges. We then catch the world famous Kuranda Historic Scenic Railway up into the mountains. The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest.
Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60’s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions.
We then head South West towards Atherton Tablelands (also known as the Cairns Highlands) is 90kms south-west of Cairns ranges from 500m to 1280m above sea level and covers 620km. Cairns Highlands is renowned for its mild tropical climate and is spared the climatic extremes of floods, droughts and destructive cyclonic winds.
The Atherton Tablelands is Tropical North Queensland's highland getaway. This mountainous plain is nestled between the Bellenden Ker Range and the Great Dividing Range, at an altitude ranging from 600m to 1100m. The air is cool and fresh. The flora is perpetually green and lush.
Day 3: Yungaburra to Millaa Millaa In the Afternoon we will visit the World Heritage listed crater lakes - Barrine and Eacham. These are the blue icons of the green Tablelands. We will have a swim in the morning at Lake Eacham and then cycle down to Mount Hypipamee Crater. We will spend the night at the town of Millaa Millaa
Day 4: Millaa Millaa to Flying fish point. In the morning we will cycle to the waterfall circuit near the town of Millaa Millaa. The waterfall circuit has five beautiful waterfalls around the town of Millaa Millaa. We will then head down from the mountains into the valley along the parmeston highway to the town of Innisfail and onto Flying fish point. We will have lunch at Flying Fish point. In the afternoon you will then have the option to catch the Tilt train back to Cairns.
1. Accommodation (2 nights).
2. Food. Breakfast, lunch & snacks. (Bananas, gourmet burgers, water, gatorade, energy bars, water melon, muffins etc.) More food than you can eat.
3. One way train ticket on Kuranda Historic rail.
4. Bike repair.
5. A support van which carries your bags and are there to help and offer support during the ride.
6. NQ tour guide.
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