Dirty Weekends with McSuds Car Wash
At McSuds Laser Car Wash located behind Cairns Central we love cleaning the dirtiest of cars. So how will you get your car dirty this weekend?
Here are two of our favourites posted by Cairns Tablelands to get your weekend kicking.
HERBERT RANGE ROADS
Outside Atherton the mountain bike community have given a new lease of life to a network of old forestry and mining trails that criss-cross the Herberton Ranges. There’s a great through drive commencing from near the shooting range that is now well signposted.
The road eventually heads up into the rainforest and when you reach the top in the vicinity of Mt Baldy, another road heads off to the right. It’s a slow but scenic four km drive along this road to the summit of Mt Wallum. To the best of my knowledge this is one of the highest points you can drive to in Queensland (1292m). The ‘main’ road continues south through dense rainforest for another 12 kms before it arrives back on the Atherton-Herberton Rd.
In the wilds of Wooroonooran National Park there are many old forestry roads that have been maintained for the benefit of those wanting a Wet Tropics wilderness driving experience.
What’s known as the K Tree Road leaves the Palmerston Highway near the Wallicha-Tchupala Falls carpark and becomes Maple Road before turning in to the Suttie’s Gap Road to Millaa Millaa. Along the 36 kms of gravel and dirt road you cross over the South Johnstone River at one of my favourite Wet Tropics campsites – it’s very neat and tidy and very remote.
This is about as deep into the woods as you can get in north Queensland and if you want to break this drive up with an over-nighter I thoroughly recommend it.
Just up the road you’ll find the trailhead for the Gorrell Track, which is one of my favourite Misty Mountains walks. Near where the road becomes the Suttie’s Gap Road there is also the walking track access to Cannabullen Falls. Maple Road is usually closed and locked during the wet season.
So get in your 4WD or SUV and get your car dirty this weekend. Brought to you by Cairns Tablelands and MCSuds Car Wash located in the Cairns CBD behind Cairns Central Shopping.