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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Wander Naturally

The Atherton Tablelands are full of awesome moments when the landscape and wildlife are mind blowing. Whether you drive round, walk a bit, hop on a bike or swim a few lengths this natural Disneyland will enchant you. Take time to look up at the amazing trees. The rainforest is incredible with a million shades of green. Stop off at …

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October Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

Feeling free, spotting wildlife and just marvelling at nature in general – the Atherton Tablelands truly let you unwind and #DiscoverPerfect. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them. Freedom Image by @hannahelizarmstrong Golden Bowerbird Image by  @fnq_naturetours Marvelling Image by @ladywanderluxe Kuranda Range Image by @njhenderson Amethystine Python Image by @aussie_places Gillies …

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Atherton Tablelands Heritage Trail

The Atherton Tablelands is a goldmine for history buffs, or those who like to be spellbound by a great yarn. Here are some ways to be charmed or amazed by the past:  Chillagoe Smelters  Take a drive out to the Atherton Tablelands to find the remains of an industry that burnt brightly as part of Australia’s mining story. The Chillagoe …

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