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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Mountain Lakes: Barrine & Eacham

Formed by volcanic action thousands of years ago they are forest-fringed, cool-watered oasis’ for the enthusiastic adventurer and Sunday-drive traveller alike in Crater Lakes National Park. Both lakes are maars – volcanic craters formed by a massive explosion from the superheating of groundwater. The lakes are clear and often bright blue/green in colour because they are only filled by rainwater; …

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Your Shout: Your Guide to Atherton Tablelands’ Wineries

Meet your new favourite Uncle Mount Uncle Distillery at Walkamin has an excellent reputation for world class spirits and liqueurs and is run by the same people who founded it 18 years ago. Gins, rums, whiskies and liqueurs – many made with locally grown fruit – are produced on site at this craft distillery. Drop by for a drop of …

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October Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

As above so below, one could say. The Atherton Tablelands are gorgeous, from whatever angle you look at them. These are our latest favourites of your Atherton Tablelands moments – thank you all for the #hashtagging! Tag @athertontablelands or #athertontablelands to allow us to repost your images as well.     Farms & Orchards Life is good when you’re floating above Tropical North Queensland. Image …

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