Exploring the stunning Atherton Tablelands has never been easier

If you fancy yourself a foodie, a speedster on two wheels or a history buff, Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) has created the ultimate in tourism experiences.

Six self-drive trails combining postcard-perfect landscapes, indulgent gourmet delights and stunning natural attractions will today be launched to prompt locals and tourists to hit the road in the name of adventure.

TTT chair Michael Trout said the self-drive series would target the interests of travellers to the Atherton Tablelands rather than town-to-town tourism attractions.

“They include The Great Aussie Pub Trail, Geological Wonders, Unique Wildlife and Stunning Landscapes, Off Road Pedal Power, Food Delights and Back in Time,” Mr Trout said.

“Some of the most unique pubs in Australia -–offering the finest pub grub and ales – are located in this region.

“Th Great Aussie Pub Trail starts at the Kuranda Hotel and includes stops at Mount Molloy Hotel, Barron Valley Hotel in Atherton, and Malanda, Ravenshoe and Herberton’s favourite drinking holes.”

Mr Trout said the trails would appeal to Cairns and Townsville residents wanting to rediscover their backyards as well as international and interstate tourists craving an experience less-travelled.

It is also an opportunity to showcase the region’s diverse landscapes including cascading waterfalls, towering fig trees, volcanic crater lakes, limestone caves and unique wildlife.

“The adventure junkies will rejoice in the mountain and road bike journeys, which rival some of the best in the world, the foodies can satisfy their palettes, and the grey nomads are sure to enjoy the rich history of the Atherton Tablelands on the pioneering trail.”

The project is expected to tap into the self-drive market, which sees around 792,000 visitors converge on Tropical North Queensland roads each year.

“The campaign will include brochure drops to main tourist hubs and visitor information centres as well as lightbox displays throughout the area.

Other highlights incorporated in the traveller series includes Mungalli Creek Dairy, wine and coffee producers, Mt Quincan and the Seven Sisters, Innot Hot Springs, Undara Experience, Chillagoe Caves National Park, The Mareeba Heritage Museum, Hou Wang Temple and the Historic Village Herberton.

Sensational Stopovers:

The Great Aussie Pub Trail: Mt Molloy Hotel, Kuranda Hotel, Tolga Hotel, Lake Eacham Hotel, Barron Valley Hotel, Herberton Hotel, Malanda Hotel and Ravenshoe Hotel.

Geological Wonders: Chillagoe Caves, Crystal Caves, Mt Quincan, Seven Sisters, Mt Hypipamee Crater, Lake Barrine, Lake Eacham, Bromfield Swamp, Innot Hot Springs and Undara Experience.

Unique Wildlife and Stunning Landscapes: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld, Barron Falls, Davies Creek Falls, Mareeba Wetlands, Chillagoe Caves National Park, Cathedral Fig Tree, Crater Lakes, Peterson Creek Walk, The Bat Hospital, Hasties Swamp, Mt Hypipamee Crater, Waterfall Circuit, Millaa Millaa Lookout and Millstream Falls.

Off Road Pedal Power: Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park and Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park.

Food Delights: Honey House, Emerald Creek Ice Creamery, Jacques Coffee, Golden Drop Winery, Skybury Coffee, De Brueys Boutique Winery, Coffee Works, Mt Uncle Distillery, Gallo Dairyland, Rainforest Bounty, Rainforest Heart and Mungalli Creek Dairy.

Back in Time: Chillagoe Smelters, Mareeba Heritage Centre, Rocky Creek Memorial Park, Yungaburra Village, Hou Wang Temple, Atherton/Herberton Railway, Herberton Mining Museum, Historic Village Herberton, Malanda Dairy Centre and Ravenshoe Visitor Centre.

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More information: http://www.athertontablelands.com.au/trail-itineraries/ 

Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 10th Jun 2016

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