Outback Towns


Mareeba is much more than just a gateway town - north to Cooktown, Weipa and the tip of Cape York, or along the Wheelbarrow Way into the Gulf Country to the west.

About Mareeba

Mareeba was first settled as a cattle station in the late 1870’s but quickly established itself as a supply town and Cobb & Co coach stop between Port Douglas and the mining towns further west. Mareeba is also well positioned as the commercial centre of the Cape York and Gulf Country cattle industries and the weekly cattle sales are well attended.              

Today the fertile district is home to tropical fruit farms, coffee plantations, wineries and nut plantations and a farm gate tour might see you at Mt Uncle Distillery, North Queensland Gold Coffee Plantation or the Golden Pride Mango Winery.

Tourists are well catered for with scenic flights, helicopter tours, charter flights, skydiving and hot air ballooning; attractions such as Mareeba Wild Animal Park and Mareeba Heritage Museum  and the Savannahlander – one of Australia’s great train journeys - runs from Cairns to the gulf country through Mareeba. 


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs