Atherton Tablelands

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 but 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 our 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 regions on what will be an unforgettable self-drive journey, and see for yourself the changing landscape of our diverse region.

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Rail to Trail – Mountain Biking Adventures

Mountain biking on the Atherton Tablelands is a joy – the variety of trails, amazing scenery and specialist facilities make getting out on your bike wheelie easy. Here are some of the best: Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park  This is the gold standard for mountain biking – 17 purpose-built tracks for mountain biking with rides from easy to difficult.  Up …

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August Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

We’re in the deepest of winter up here on the Atherton Tablelands and absolutely loving it. The Atherton Tablelands have lots of sunny days all year round anyways but winter is truly the season of blue skies, sunny days and cool nights – so beautiful. With waterfalls, cute animals and views for days, we just fell head over heels for …

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Rail Travel

Let someone else do the driving on a train journey through jungle or savannah.  Kuranda Scenic Rail  This may be one of the loveliest stretches of rail in the world and every morning and afternoon Kuranda Scenic Rail takes passengers along this amazing 37km route. Setting out from Cairns the train ascends the Great Dividing Range to Kuranda at the …

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