For visitors, the Atherton Tablelands present opportunities for bush walking, bird watching, wildlife interpretation, marsupial spotting, world-class mountain bike trails, hot air ballooning and water sports as diverse as fishing, sailing and skiing. To get the most out of your visit, head into one of our Visitor Information Centres and have a chat to their staff of friendly, knowledgeable volunteers.
The rural landscape of the Atherton Tableland is green throughout most of the year, with a temperature which rarely exceeds 30 degrees C. Everything, including the people, thrives on this cool tropical plateau some 600-1100 metres above sea level where temperatures and humidity are lower than on the coastal plain. Winter (April-September) day time temperatures range from a comfortable 20°C to 25°C while summer (October-March) day time temperatures range from 25°C to 31°C.
For more information:
If you find sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, please contact Tablelands Wildlife Rescue on their 24 hour emergency helpline on 4091 7767.
For more information including response guide and first aid tips, visit www.tablelandswildliferescue.com
Cassowary sightings call – 0427 838 008
Crocodile sightings call – 1300 130 372