Things to do in the Cairns region

From this lush tropical location within the Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef region and the world famous Kuranda Village which feature all the rainforest attractions you can examine the list of eye opening experiences that make this Tropical Wonderland world famous

Self-drive the Atherton Tablelands

You can spend your days enjoying scenic country drives, wildlife spotting, local food tasting and unearthing the fascinating geological history and unique experiences that only the Atherton Tablelands can offer. It’s the perfect destination to top off your trip.

Discover hidden falls, swim in enchanting volcanic crater lakes, paddle board over the rainforest fringed pristine waters at Lake Barrine, or take on the 50km of purpose built mountain bike trails running through picturesque open forest.

If it’s adventure you seek, there’s no place better than the Atherton Tablelands.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a 7.5-kilometre scenic tourist cableway running above the Barron Gorge National Park, in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area in Australia.

It operates from the Smithfield terminal in Cairns to the Kuranda terminal on the Atherton Tableland. It has won more than 25 awards.

Kuranda Heritage Markets

Once you’re in Kuranda the Kuranda Scenic Rail or Skyrail Rainforest cableway can be experienced along with a visit to the Kuranda Heritage Markets…which is a must.

In Kuranda you can see Bird World, Koala Gardens and enjoy a delicious lunch at a fine selection of boutique restaurants, cafes and bars. Then don’t forget to purchase some fine tropical fashions at the bespoke outlets and the Heritage Market where you can browse the stalls and purchase plenty of souvenirs. (Open Wed to Sun).

The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres.

Choose from an array of activities available with a vast majority of operators. Dive, Snorkel, Sail the reef. Choose to depart from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas.

Cairns Aquarium

The Cairns Aquarium is the first public aquarium built in Australia this century, and is home to more than 16,000 specimens and 10 ecosystems.

Situated in Cairns, it features the convenience of a unique restaurant for lunches and snacks.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island, home to Fitzroy Island Resort, is a 45-minute boat transfer by the Fitzroy Flyer (about 30kms) from Cairns in Queensland and is surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkelling, kayaking, diving and exploring the reef.

You can experience Idyllic beaches which lead into the safe, sheltered waters, which are also ideal for swimming and water sports as well as yachting and boating.


A relaxed and friendly place in the jungle by Kuranda Village

More than just a pub!


We have 10 cabins that overlook our charming fresh water creek and the surrounding tropical rainforest that provide the perfect platform to watch the diverse range of native wildlife that call Speewah home.
Our Tavern
Enjoy our unique bistro/tavern or even a function centre, all in a rustic setting offering the North’s best experiences whilst allowing you to thoroughly enjoy a great selection of beers, wine and some unique spirit options.
Fuel & Supplies
For the added convenience of all travellers and local residents, our Speewah Country Store has great essential items available along with affordable fuels and stock feeds, all affordably priced.
Things to do
From this lush tropical location close to Cairns and the world famous Kuranda Village you can examine the list of eye opening experiences that make this tropical wonderland world famous.

Drop by when you're next visiting Cairns and Kuranda and enjoy the rainforests setting that make our region world famous
Your hosts, Laurie And Michele Woods, invite you to fully experience this remarkable tropical oasis, the Speewah Country Tavern

Speewah Country Tavern is a mere stone’s throw from the world famous Skyrail and is a mere 15 minutes from the Cairns City boundary

38 Speewah Road Speewah, Queensland 4881
Phone The Tavern: (07) 4093 0055
Phone Fuel & Supplies: (07) 4093 0066

Open Mon & Tues from 2.30pm and Wed to Sun from 10.00am
(Excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and ANZAC Day)

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