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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In the North

The north of the Atherton Tablelands is dominated by magnificent national parks filled with soaring mountain ranges, clear highland creeks, tracts of lush rainforest interspersed with eucalypts and rocky outcrops with gob-smacking views. It can be both a walk in the park or a grand challenge to get the best of this area. Take the 20-minute easy track around Davies …

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November Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

This month was all about sunsets, critters, camp goals, views and waterfalls – making us wish those weekend vibes would last forever. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them. Jumping into the weekend Image by @annegarnet at Mount Hypipamee Views at Undara Image by  @kar3n_5mith Hercules Moth Image by @abbbydawn …

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Christmas Markets

Yuletide Yungaburra is one of the merriest places to be during the Christmas season. The little town of Yungaburra’s Christmas market unwraps all the sparkle and fun of Christmas with lots of tasty treats, gift ideas and colour and good cheer. Each year the monthly markets have a unique event for Christmas with Christmas decorations and festive treats. The market …

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