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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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December Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

There is so much to see, discover and explore on the Atherton Tablelands, it will keep you busy from sunrise until after sunset – hot air ballooning while the sun comes up, chasing waterfalls, dipping into a volcanic crater lake, spotting platypus, stepping on a glass bridge, marveling at winding rivers, encountering dragons (ok, it’s a Frilled Neck Lizard), enjoying …

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8 Affordable Adventures to Bust Boredom

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November Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

November on the Atherton Tablelands was all about spontaneous adventures, mesmerising waterfalls and cute animal encounters. Which one is your favorite impression this month? Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them.     Chillagoe Boulders Mareeba Local Camping with Mountain Top Views Cute Rock Wallaby at Granite Gorge Millaa …

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