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4WD Weekends with McSuds Car Wash

At McSuds Car Wash located in Cairns central city area, we are experts in cleaning the dirtiest of cars and trucks. Just how will you get your car dirty this weekend break?

Far North Queensland is a heaven for lovers of the great outdoors, whether you're a bushwalker, camper, fisherman, day-tripper or 4-wheel driver. The chances are countless and also there is constantly somewhere to go no matter the time of year.

Thanks to its mining and lumber background, Tropical North Queensland has a considerable network of roads and tracks and, while several have gone away due to cyclones and time, there are still plenty left simply waiting to be discovered on off trips around the region.

Below is a favourite released by Cairns Tablelands that at most times of the year call for simply your typical SUV or 4WD with some treatment and a sense of adventure. They can be achieved in a day trip from Cairns.


If you’re driving along the Kennedy Highway between Kuranda and Mareeba, you’ll see a signed turn-off to Emerald Creek Falls. Head along this road and past the falls turn-off and the road will climb into the Tinaroo Ranges.

About 12km past the end of the bitumen the road forks hang a left along the Mt Edith Rd as the road continues up and down through rose gum and casuarina forest before rolling down into the headwaters of Emerald Creek.

Emerald Creek is a beautiful sandy-bottom stream that meanders through tall rainforest with lots of opportunities for exploring.

The road ascends from here up to the saddle between Mts Edith and Haig.

Before it descends you pass the slightly obscure pull-over area and the short, steep and unsigned walking track up to Mt Edith and some great views.

The road winds down past the fern gardens of upper Robson Creek until you come to a hoop pine intersection on the Danbulla (Tinaroo) Rd.

At this point you’ve got three choices: 1) Veer left and eventually join up with the Gillies Highway, 2) Go right and continue west along the Danbulla Drive towards Atherton or 3) Veer right and follow the road for about 2 kms and then take a right hand turn-off to the Kauri Creek Road, which eventually returns you to the road fork you encountered earlier on this 40 km circuit. The road is closed (locked) during the wet season.

That will get your car dirty. Visit McSuds Car Wash located behind Cairns Central in the Cairns CBD for Laser Wash and Send Serve Bays, Vacs and Steam Cleaning.

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