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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Bush Vacays off the beaten track

Tolga Allawah Retreat Soak up peace and luxury in these private lodges surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Allawah means sit, stay here, rest awhile and who could refuse.   Mt Molloy Sweetwater Lodge (pictured) is set on 160 gorgeous acres (64ha) of prime country for birdwatching, walking or just doing nothing. With just four guests at a time, you’ll be …

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March 2021 Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands are the perfect base for summer adventures. You get to escape the tropical humidity of the coast, and are rewarded with lush views for days, cool caves, endless walking trails with amazing wildlife and refreshing mountain streams and waterfalls.  These are our favorite March impressions of the Atherton Tablelands. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep …

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9 Things You Need to Do on the Atherton Tablelands This Autumn

Head to the highlands this autumn to discover a place with steamy hot springs, cool quenching drinks, kangaroos in trees and scrumptious cheese. The Atherton Tablelands is a bountiful oasis and here are 9 Perfect Things for the Plateau.   Sip on Local Flavours Be it Skybury Coffee with the best view in town, Mt Uncle Distillery menu of rum, …

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