North QLD Road Trip – Route 2: Bramston Beach – Milla Milla – Cairns

We woke up early and hit the road on a beautiful sunny day from Bramston Beach. The early driving gave us a good chance to enjoy the beauty of countryside that we missed it yesterday afternoon when we came here. Bright sky, high cloud and light winds bring a gentle relaxed feeling for the morning. Sometimes we saw cattle leisurely walk on the dairy farm under the brilliant sunshine of the morning. It was a great start for the journey.

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Bramston Beach to Cairns.

Bramston Beach to Cairns.

After leaving Bramston Beach, we are back to Bruce Highway to drive up north. Heading to the next town Babinda where there is a famous national park called The Boulders. Babinda Boulders is surrounded by lush rainforest and is a popular swimming hole for tourists and local people.

Babinda Boulders.

Babinda Boulders.

 

Swimming hole at The Boulders.

Swimming hole at The Boulders.

Lush rainforest at The Boulders.

Lush rainforest at The Boulders.

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We had a very random decision after visiting Babinda (that’s the interesting thing of road trip). We decided to go back Innisfail and followed Palmerston Highway (State Route 25) to get to Milla Milla. Because we had plenty time to travel to Cairns so we just wanted to explore a part of The Tablelands.

Babinda to Milla Milla

Babinda to Milla Milla

There is beautiful countryside on the way to Milla Milla. We go to see Milla Milla Falls first before visiting the town. But unfortunately we are in dry season so the falls does not have much water as we expected. Milla Milla is famous as a dairy town as well.

Tea tree farm on the way to Milla Milla.

Tea tree farm on the way to Milla Milla.

A look out.

A look out.

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Milla Milla Falls.

Milla Milla Falls.

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Very tiny town Milla Milla.

Very tiny town Milla Milla.

Symbol of Milla Milla

Symbol of Milla Milla

On the way to Cairns we drive through Gordonvale and Edmonton. It’s close to the wet tropic now so this area is greener than Townsville. The only thing I am disappointed about Cairns is that it does not have a decent tropical beach. The Esplanade is fantastic but it was built over the mangroves so when you walk along The Esplanade you only can see the muddy beach and the port in a distance.

Gordenvale.

Gordenvale.

Peter Bridge

Peter Bridge

The Esplanade in Cairns.

The Esplanade in Cairns.

Public swimming pool in The Esplanade.

Public swimming pool in The Esplanade.

War Memorial in Cairns.

War Memorial in Cairns.

We had a relaxing night and were ready to explore the Far North QLD. Stay tuned to see what’s on next?

* Thoa Read *

 

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