"Gordonvale the place to unwind." Gordonvale by tropicrd

Gordonvale Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 22 photos

Sugar cane and other things.

Gordonvale is a sleepy town approx 20klm south of Cairns.It is situated along the Musgrave River and basically at the base of The Pyramid mountain that is famous for its annual race up the mountain and draws some big names in mountain running sport.
It has a sugar cane mill,quite a few pubs and cafes,a golf course which attracts wallaby's and a heritage walk that has the history of the area in mosaic plaques embedded in the footpaths.
We often stop off and have a coffee at the Florist/gift shop and coffee shop combined.It really is a serene place to get off the main highway for a break.
You can find more pictures and information regarding Gordonvale in State of Queensland travel pages (off the beaten track & things to do)

Coffee/tea at the Florist

This is a very nice place to unwind for morning or afternoon tea.
The olde world china makes it a special occasion each time you go there.

The owner is a pleasant person who will welcome you like you are a long lost friend,take time out to have a look at some of the locally made gifts and the pictures on the walls.

A wonderful alternative to the bigger towns.

Ready to harvest and haul the cane to the mill.

The sugar cane is ready to harvest--the cane trains will haul it to the mill.

These little trains are being replaced to haul the cane by road trucks.

I love seeing the trains in action and will be sad to see them leave.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great place to unwind off the main highway
  • Cons:Busy in the cane crushing season.
  • In a nutshell:A rural place to unwind.
  • Last visit to Gordonvale: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2011
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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2012 at 4:21 AM

    Nice page Dorrise. I remember seeing that mountain as we drove past :o) I like your local customs tip...very factual but respectful too. Good stuff mate!! Hugs, xx

    • tropicrd's Profile Photo
      Oct 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

      Thanks Ann,glad you like my Gordonvale page.
      I appreciate your comments.
      Big hugs to you mate ((()))
      Dorrise

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Sugar mills remind me of Oahu and the fields of sugar cane. I must remember it I ever got to the Green Patch to bring a peace offering of XXXX to the locals.;-)

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    Great page

    from Marg

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    What an interesting opening photo! Cool...

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