is located approx. 1hrs drive from Cairns, Northern Queensland.
Mareeba was settled in 1877 the first settlers where attracted
to the areas gold fields, very shortly after this though the area
started attracting farmers, graziers and timber cutters.
Regarded as having possible the best climate
in Australia with 300 days of sunshine a year , clean fresh air,
low humidity and cooler evenings than the coast due to the towns
The rich fertile plains of the Mareeba area
produce a wide variety of high quality produce such as mangoes,
paw paw, coffee, macadamia nuts, sugar cane and pineapples. The
region supplies Northern Queensland and Cairns with a large portion
of there fresh daily produce.
Mareeba is also famous for its Savannah plains and the cattlemen
who farm these areas. The Mareeba Rodeo is one of Australia's
most famous rodeos and is held every year in July. Competitors
come from all areas of Australia and even overseas to compete
in bull riding, saddle bronc and steer wrestling.
The Mareeba area is also home to some unique
nature parks and attractions such as the Mareeba Tropical Savannah
and Wetland Reserve, Granite Gorge, Davies Creek National Park,
Emerald Creek Falls, Mareeba Wild Animal Park and a working Crocodile
Mareeba more recently has become a popular location for hot are
ballooning, the climate of the area produces perfect conditions
for early morning and evening ballooning flights.
Mareeba is also the stepping off point for
trips further afield to Cooktown, Cape York, Wheelbarrow Way to
the Hodgkinson goldfields and the outback town of Chillagoe.
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