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When it comes to holidays, you’re about good times, not being on time. You journey from one place to the next with plans changing along the way. You’re on a perpetual quest for free-wheeling adventures.

That’s why some people go to Cairns, but you go to the tip of Cape York. On the way, you’ll put tyre-treads alongside two World Heritage-listed wonders, visit hidden gorges and come face to face with ancient Aboriginal rock art.

If scenic driving gets your motor running, point your bonnet south-west and journey through the Atherton Tablelands, where you can explore the food trails and waterfall circuit.

Pack your bags, start the engine, the great open road awaits.

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Day 1:

Today is about making tracks to the Atherton Tablelands for scenic driving. Weave your way along the “Waterfall Circuit”, so named for one tropical waterfall in every seven kilometres of tarmac.

Day 2:

Put four wheels on the iconic Savannah Way, as you make your way west and delve into the underground caverns of an ancient and dormant volcano at Undara Volcanic National Park.

Day 3:

The rural landscape is dramatic here. Head out for a bushwalk to take it all in while keeping eyes peeled for wildlife and a stunning sunset.

Day 4:

Point your bonnet west, to lay eyes on Queensland’s youngest gorge, Cobbold Gorge, just 1700 million years young. The best way to see the 30-kilometre high sandstone cliffs, is to get below them, taking a cruise along the emerald green water below.

Day 5:

Head back to the coast with a stop at Mount Surprise to try your hand gem fossicking. Arrive an intrepid traveller, return a gem-millionaire. You like the ring to that.

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