If you’re heading up north at the end of September, hop in your Cairns hire car as you can’t miss Savannah in the Round! The tropic’s spectacular music and camping festival in Mareeba. This three-day event is a magnet for everyone who loves road trips, music and camping. So why not get the most out of your trip by investing in the ultimate Cairns hire car – our fabulous Ruby Red Ford Mustang GT?
A V8 engine and a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The road trip to Mareeba in your legendary Mustang rental suddenly morphs from a drive to an experience! Just imagine coasting through beautiful countryside, up into the Tablelands and through the rainforest in a luxurious Cairns hire car. Drop the top, feel the wind in your hair and take a deep breath – because this is real!
So why not treat yourself to a life-changing road trip in your Mustang rental? Driving from Cairns to Mareeba, you can enjoy the thrills of Savannah in the Round.
Savannah in the Round is the tropical north’s camping and music extravaganza. It’s three days and three nights of awesome entertainment held at the Mareeba Rodeo Arena. Dates are: from 30th September to 2nd October 2022. If you love country music then this is the place to be in September!
Highlights include Brad Paisley, Jon Stevens, The Waifs and Tex Perkins. Also Vanessa Amorosi, Mackenzie Porter, Shannon Noll, Amy Sheppard and James Blundell. These are just a few of the great country stars you can enjoy at Savannah in the Round. Check out their full program for the entire three days and nights!
So you’ve decided to hop into your luxurious Cairns hire car and head to Mareeba but first, you need an itinerary! Well, why not stop at the mountain village of Kuranda, just a short 40-minute drive northwest of Cairns? There are plenty of art and craft galleries here, as well as restaurants and cafes. Even some of the most awesome walking tracks and waterfalls in the tropics. You can also take a riverboat cruise along the Barron River and visit Birdworld with over 350 free-flying birds. Or the Koala Gardens with wombats, wallabies, snakes, lizards, gliders, crocs and koalas.
The next part of your journey takes about 30-minutes, driving south from Kuranda to your destination – Savannah in the Round at Mareeba. This is where you can park up your fabulous Mustang rental and head off to the arena. Three days and three nights of country excitement and fun! While you’re in Mareeba, why not top off the long weekend with a visit to Davies Creek National Park before you leave? It’s a great spot to enjoy a pleasant walk and a swim in one of the natural waterfall pools that dot the area.
Now it’s time to head back to Cairns and return your hire car, but why not do a round trip? If you head south for 30 minutes in your awesome Mustang rental, you’ll arrive at Tolga. This is a cute little town with a population of 2000 people, towering fig trees and wonderful heritage buildings. Stay for a day or book into a caravan park or 5-star retreat and visit The Peanut Place where they grow peanuts! Their peanut butter is to die for!
Continuing south in your awesome Mustang rental for 10 minutes brings you to Atherton, a small rural town of 7000 people. Mareeba and Atherton are the two main towns on the Atherton Tablelands. The areas that have some of the best national parks, waterfalls and hikes in Queensland. You can also check out the Crystal Caves, Bat Hospital and Platypus Park. Why not pop into Petals & Pinecones for a fabulous coffee, milkshake or a bite to eat while at Atherton.
The return trip to Cairns in your hire car takes you east for 15 minutes to Yungaburra, a small rural town with about 1000 residents. Surrounded by spectacular countryside, Yungaburra boasts an alfresco culture, boutique shopping and vibrant markets. There are natural lakes in old volcanic craters, waterfalls, fishing, walking trails and plenty of wildlife including platypuses. Established in 1890, many of the old buildings in Yungaburra are still in use today, so it’s a town that’s rich in history.
The trip from Yungaburra to Cairns in your Mustang rental takes about 75 minutes, driving north through Goldsborough, Gordonvale and Edmonton (famous for sugar cane). If you love hiking and exploring, then you’ll enjoy this leg of your trip. So check out the Mulgrave Settler’s Museum in Gordonvale, spend a day hiking Walshs Pyramid and visit Sugarworld, a leisure park with waterslides, pools and parklands.
At the end of your fabulous road trip to Savannah in the Round, you can take a leisurely drive back to Cairns and return your hire car. It’s been a wonderful time and a trip of a lifetime – let’s look forward to next year’s trip!
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