The Atherton Tablelands, Cairns Highlands and Gulf Savannah
The official website of Tropical Tablelands Tourism – the region’s local tourism organisation – has everything you need to know about touring on the Atherton Tablelands or the Cairns Highlands.
Our visitors’ information website includes a selection of accommodation, tours, attractions, restaurants, events, markets and things to see and do. Research, plan and book your Atherton Tablelands and Cairns Highlands holiday and tours here.
There’s an entire holiday waiting for you here on the Tablelands – if someone tells you it is possible to see the Tablelands in a day, chances are they aren’t from here!
People ask ‘what is the best thing about the region?’ Well, there’s more than one! Firstly, the gourmet food and wine trails that criss-cross our ‘food bowl of the tropics’. Secondly, our wildlife with a particular emphasis on bird watching and unique marsupials like the tree kangaroo. Thirdly, the waterfall circuits with their stunning rainforest backdrops and hidden gems. Finally, there’s the region’s natural wonders such as the Curtain Fig Tree, Lake Tinaroo, Mt Hypipamee Crater, Undara Lava Tubes, Broomfield Swamp, Paronella Park and the twin crater lakes of Barrine and Eacham just to name a few! Venture out, and discover how wonderful it is to stay at cosy B&Bs, timber treehouses, inviting inns, holiday parks and eco-lodges.
Discover the Tropical Tablelands
Many people are surprised to learn the region known as the Tablelands covers an area greater the island state of Tasmania. Less than an hour’s drive from Cairns, the cool, tropical Tablelands are set in rolling plateaux at an average of 700 metres above sea level, and are a true mountain retreat, refreshing, invigorating, climatically perfect, with a superb range of natural and developed attractions.