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Mareeba, QLD

Mareeba, Shire of Diversity, is the second largest Shire in Queensland. It is rich in agriculture, mining, cattle as well as horticulture and offers visitors to the shire, friendly country hospitality and a wealth of options for exploring this beautiful rugged land.

Expert tourist information can be found at the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Tourist Information Centre in Centenary Park, Mareeba, enhancing an opportunity to explore Mareeba’s history and heritage.

Visitors’ experiences can range from the delight of a cableway ride over the top of the Kuranda Rainforest to the bustle of the famous Kuranda Markets. Hot Air Ballooning at sunrise to camping in the outback, watching a western sunset outline the horizon of this vast country. The Annual Rodeo in July draws cowboys from all over Australia, a truly unique experience.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 1,871 kilometres north.

Nearest Airport: Cairns

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Eco Tourism
  • Historic/Heritage

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Driving
  • Fossicking
  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • White Water Rafting
  • Wine Tasting
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Off Road Driving
  • Outback
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage

About Mareeba

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Mareeba Postcode: 4880
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Outback Queensland
  • Latitude: -16.99219
  • Longitude: 145.4222
  • Elevation: 408m
  • Population: 11079
  • Median Income: $28860
  • Area (Sq/km): 480.203
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains