Atherton Tablelands Themed Trails ►
4 6 8 Step Back in Time Gourmet Delights Native Wildlife and Stunning Landscapes 10 Cycling Adventures 11 Geological Wonders 14 The Great Aussie Pub Trail 12 Unforgettable Experiences 14 National Parks Guide 15 Australia’s Tropical Rainforests 16 Kuranda 18 Mareeba 21 Chillagoe & Petford 22 Tolga & Walkamin 24 Herberton & Irvinebank 25 Malanda, Ravenshoe, Innot Springs and Mt Garnet 26 Regional Maps 30 Millaa Millaa 30 Tropical Waterfalls 32 Yungaburra 34 The Lakes District 35 Lake Tinaroo 36 Atherton 40 Cassowary Coast & Canecutter Way 44 Gulf Savannah 47 Gateways & Drives 48 Regional Events & Markets 50 Easy Reference Guide
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Tropical North Queensland is undeniably one of the most exciting and diverse regions to visit in Australia and the Atherton Tablelands sits at the very heart of it. With its breathtaking waterfalls, scenic vistas at every turn, impressive lakes, lush rainforest and rugged outback, a visit to this region promises to be one of great contrast, beauty and exploration. People often ask what is the best thing about the Atherton Tablelands. If you have ever visited the region, you will have discovered there is more than one. Visitors love to spend their days enjoying scenic country drives, leisurely boat cruises, wildlife spotting, experimenting with local food and unearthing the fascinating geological history. Explore the gateways from the reef to the rainforest before you find yourself spoiled for choice in this stunning region. Plan to stay at least five days, as there is so much to see and do. Divide your time between the Southern and Northern Tablelands on what will be an unforgettable self-drive journey and see for yourself the changing landscape of this diverse region.
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For history buffs, the Atherton Tablelands boasts some incredible historical points of interest from wartime to Chinese settlement and Australia’s early pioneer days. Country markets brimming with local produce and homemade crafts are also worth a visit. For those who like to play, you are entering an adventure playground complete with water sports, mountain biking, hiking and camping. Roadside stalls offer a bounty of fresh goodies and depending on the season expect to find mangoes, watermelon, papaya, avocados, potatoes, pumpkin, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and more. For more information once you are here, be sure to consult one of the friendly volunteers at the accredited Visitor Information Centres . For more information on where these centres are located turn to page 51. During your stay, please acknowledge the traditional owners of this amazing region and learn more of their ways. Enjoy your holiday and thanks for visiting.
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