We (couple) will be traveling to Nth Qld for a short trip in July/Aug.
One thing we would like to see are the Undara lava tubes. With this in mind our plan for our first 2 days are: fly in very early (6am), drive in the direction of Undara stopping off at various sights along the way. Day 2 arrive Undara and tour the lava tubes, stay at Undara (or nearby) that night before heading northward toward Daintree the next day.
What I am looking for are recommendations for a place to stay on our first night - ie somewhere on route from Cairns to Undara.
I would be happy to receive ideas for particular accommodations (although, fancy resorts may be a bit out of our price range) or simply a nice town or area.
Any ideas/advice would be greatly appreciated.