What to Do

Discover bushwalks in rolling ranges, spectacular waterfalls, coffee plantations, tropical fruit farms, fascinating rural history, stunning National Parks, World Heritage-listed rainforests and markedly cooler temperatures. The Atherton Tablelands region is as diverse as it is beautiful, offering something for everyone.

Whether you’re interested in culture or history, keen on nature, have a taste for adventure or you’re just looking to chill out and watch the world go by, the Atherton Tablelands has a wealth of options. Here in the ‘fruit bowl of the northern tropics’, our gourmet produce grows exceptionally well. Take yourself on a tasting tour!

Take in the spectacular natural wonders of the region by exploring the picturesque waterfall circuits and lakes, explore the unusual volcanic features of the region: the twin emerald lakes of Barrine and Eacham, Undara National Park, and the Mt Hypipamee Crater.

Delight in the wildlife that’s so easy to meet – take a tour or take yourself to a platypus viewing platform at Peterson Creek at Yungaburra.  Meet the rock wallabies at Granite Gorge, or see a sleepy python or a tree kangaroo while bushwalking, or even cruising on Lake Barrine. Lake Tinaroo is a fisherman’s paradise with the biggest barramundi in the world just waiting to be caught.

Discover more about the superb natural features and the many attractions of the Atherton Tablelands. In the air, on the water, or just on land, the choices here are inspiring. If you’d like help with all the choices, pick up a copy of our free regional guide, Discover magazine, from anywhere in the region, or ask one of the local volunteers at a Visitor Information Centre. Enjoy!


Free Visitor Guide

Published annually by Tropical Tablelands Tourism, Atherton Tablelands Discover Visitors Guide 2017/18 - view online or download.

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Discover App

Discover magazine is the region's premier visitor guide offering the latest travel information on places to go and things to do.

Self-Drive Itineraries

A series of self-drive itineraries available on the Discover App or under 'What to Do' to plan your visit to the Atherton Tablelands.

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