Gillies Range

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View from the Eastern side of the Gillies Range
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region Far North Queensland
Range coordinates 17°9.1′S 145°42.1′E / 17.1517°S 145.7017°E / -17.1517; 145.7017Coordinates: 17°9.1′S 145°42.1′E / 17.1517°S 145.7017°E / -17.1517; 145.7017

The Gillies Range is a section of the chain of summits south of Cairns that separate the Far North Queensland coastal plain from the interior Atherton Tableland. At the foot of the range is the town of Gordonvale.

The Gillies Highway permits road access from the Goldsborough Valley near Gordonvale, to Atherton on the Atherton Tableland via the Gillies Range (Famous for its 263 corners, and 800 m elevation change in only 19 km of road).[1] The Gillies Highway and range were named after William N Gillies,[2] a former Premier of Queensland.

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  1. ^ "Atherton Tableland". News Limited. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Places and Drives - The Central Coast - Goldsborough Valley". Wet Tropics Management Authority. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.