The Atherton Tablelands is full of must-do adventures that are best explored at your own leisurely pace. Hiring a car and self-driving gives you the freedom to discover the hidden treasures. From Cairns, access to the Atherton Tablelands is a scenic and relaxed 1 hour and 25-minute drive via the Kuranda Range or Gillies Range. During your travels you’ll pass a variety of incredibly beautiful landscapes and attractions. If travelling from Port Douglas, you’re in for an epic road trip as you make your way up the Rex Range, you’ll pass several magnificent lookouts and travel through many wonderful country towns that are overflowing with history – this route takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.