Don't be put off by the winding Kuranda range, and take the 15 min drive from Cairns to take in the views from this lookout. It's worth the stop on your way to Kuranda/tablelands! Try and go on a clear day, however even a touch overcast probably wouldn't spoil the beautiful view. You will take in the patchwork cane fields, mountains and if you go on a really clear day, you can see Green Island.
The only downside is the drive to get here, but I recommend doing it, you won't be disappointed! Great photo opportunities. A must do during your visit to Cairns.