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Gordonvale - Cities, Towns and Localities
This small sugar milling town some 24 km south of Cairns has the dubious claim to being the home of the Cane Toad. 102 toads were released just outside of Gordonvale on the 22nd June 1935. Being the first location to have these introduced pests released, no-one expected the extent or speed that this introduced species would spread, threatening ecological disaster in such sensitive areas as Kakadu in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

The town itself is pleasant for a sugar town with a central park and many historic buildings kept in good condition.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre The Gateway Discovery Centre - Cairns
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Gordonvale Attractions

Edward River Crocodile Park
• Ph: 07 4056 3095
• Redbank Road, is a project run by the local Aboriginal community. See crocodiles in captivity. Open daily from 8.30 am - 4.30 pm.
Mulgrave Rambler
• Ph: 07 4036 3300
• Wonderful train journey on a steam driven sugar train, passing through rainforest sections and several bridges across the Mulgrave River finally reaching its destination the Orchid Valley Nursery. Runs between June and November on weekdays.
Pyramid Hill
• Volcanic Cone overlooking the town. A race to the top is held each year. Usually takes about 2 hours to run to the top.

Gordonvale Distance

Distance to Gordonvale
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Gordonvale:
• Atherton 56
• Brisbane 1,678
• Cairns 23
• Innisfail 64
• Kuranda 49
• Mareeba 86
• Port Douglas 89
• Trinity Beach 43
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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