Tours, Attractions & Activities
Atherton Golf Club
The Atherton Golf Club is a fully irrigated grass green, 18 hole golf course, nestled at the foot of the hills of a National Park, located on the western edge of the Atherton township. The Atherton course is a thoughtful mix of par threes, fours and fives with lakes and bunkers to negotiate along the way. The well grassed lush fairways and true greens will enhance your game. The clubhouse boasts a licensed bar, which is open seven days, and there is also a golf shop where balls, tees, gloves, etc. are available for purchase. Golf clubs and push buggies can be hired by those who are travelling light, and if you wish to play in style, motorised carts are also available for hire. The clubhouse is also available for functions at a very competitive rate.
Eyes on Wildlife - Birding and Wildlife Tours
Eyes on Wildlife specialises in birding and wildlife tours on the Atherton Tablelands and other locations in the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics of Queensland. Join Patrick and get close up with our 13 endemic bird species, and so many other animals that you won't see anywhere else in the world. Patrick offers several day tour options and on his spotlighting tours he targets endemic possums, gliders, Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, and so much more.
Atherton parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 7am on the Atherton Tablelands Railtrail (opposite Platypus Park, Corner of Weaver St and Atherton-Herbeton Road, Atherton). This is a FREE event, organised entirely by volunteers.
Atherton parkrun provides the community access a free, timed 5km group event every Saturday morning where participants have the choice to run, walk or volunteer at each event, promoting a healthy lifestyle, improved mental health, and increasing social cohesion and connectedness in the community. There are no "winners" at parkrun as every finisher receives an email with their time - this is their PB (personal best) and their time to improve. It is non-competitive with a focus on self-improvement.
Parkrun aims to engage people from all backgrounds and of all fitness levels, abilities and ages, both as volunteers and as participants, irrespective of gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, disability, or mental health status.
Tropic Rides offers mountain bike shuttles, tours and bike hire to all mountain bike parks in the North Queensland region including Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park; Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park; Smithfield Mountain Bike Park and the Cassowary Coast.
Visitors have a unique opportunity to meet some Aussie bats, both big and small, up close and personal. Enter their upside down world for a personalised tour during feed time in the afternoon. The internationally known Bat Hospital has Advanced Ecotourism accreditation and won numerous awards for community conservation and education.
Open daily 3-6pm but bookings essential telephone 4091 2683.
Gallo Dairyland is a fully functional dairy farm that is now producing a range of gourmet dairy products and hand crafted chocolates. Open daily, visitors to Gallo Dairyland will get to see how the age old method of cheese making has evolved over the years to become a complex and innovative process.
Atherton Antiques & Australiana
Atherton Antiques is a family business located in Atherton. Atherton Antiques and Australian specialize in Australian Colonial Furniture, Rustic Collectables, Fine Silver & China, Jewellery and toys.
Well worth a visit!
Atherton Chinatown / How Wang Temple
Unique heritage-listed Chinese temple built in 1903. Includes original artefacts, interpretative museum, giftshop and 30 minute guided tours. The temple is the only one of its kind remaining and the only one dedicated to Hou Wang outside China. This award-winning property is owned by the National Trust of Queensland.
Recognised as one of Australia’s most unusual attractions, this world class natural history museum gives visitors a very exciting glimpse at what happened millions of years ago beneath our earth’s crust. Rene Boissevain is a man with a passion. He has spent a lifetime travelling to every corner of the world to collect crystallised mineral specimens, gemstones, fossils and rocks. To house his growing collection of more than 600 individual pieces, Rene has built 250 m2 of tunnels and grottos for you to explore. Carefully positioned and delicately lit, you are free to discover in your own time and encouraged to touch and photograph the crystals.
Open your mind and put all expectations aside, this is not your average museum…
Atherton International Club
Bar, Bistro, Pokies, Keno - Open 7 Days except Christmas day & Good Friday
Bistro Open 7 Days Week - Lunch 11.30 - 2pm, Dinner 5.30 - 8pm, Friday 5.30 - 8.30pmKids Games Room beside Bistro area. Function Hall for Hire - 400 Theatre Style or 250 Dinning. Stage.
Hall can be split into 2 small function rooms.
Home of the Atherton Eagles Soccer Club & Touch Football Association.
Non-for-Profit Community Club
Tablelands Tours and Transfers
The Only customised door to door shuttle bus service from the tablelands to Cairns Airport and coastal area's beyond. We also specialise in local Charter services for groups between 12-16 individuals and plan to build upon these numbers in the near future. Likewise we pride ourselves on being a local tour operator, showcasing all inclusive packages including lunches from the rainforest to the outback at very reasonable rates.
Tait's Wongabel Stables
Horse riding lessons and recreational rides. One hour to full day. Extended rides to seven days, in season.
Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park
This network of mountain bike trails in the Herberton Range is accessed from the northern entrance to the Herberton Range Ridge road. Over 60klms of trails meander through an open forest of gums, bloodwoods, mahoganys, she-oaks, grasstrees and cycads. Some of the trails pass former forestry experimental plots of teak, blackbutt and tallowwood trees. These single-track trails are purpose-built for mountain bike riding.
Self-driving? Your guide is here! iAudioTours combines high-tech innovation, GPS and creativity with professional content and commentary to make exploring the unknown easier and more fun than ever. iAudioTours is a close as you can get to having your own personal tour guide travelling with you. Our app utilises the GPS capability of your phone to alert you when you are nearing a point of interest, launching informative and entertaining audio commentaries. Hear about history, nature, wildlife and much more.
Tableland Adventure Guides
Explore some of the lesser known trails and by-ways of the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia. Cycle, kayak and/or hike vibrant landscapes ranging from World-Heritage rainforests, breath-taking mountain lakes to the Queensland Outback. Tableland Adventure Guides offer fun, friendly tours, personalised guiding services and affordable gear rentals for active travellers, charter groups and adventurers.
Food Trail Tours
Food Trail Tours is a day tour operator providing food and wine day tours from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands, and are the region's leading food and wine tour operators.