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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5 Atherton Tablelands Wonders That Will Take Your Breath Away

Chillagoe Caves The Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park is about three hours and 215kms from Cairns and an amazing destination – spectacular limestone caves, small galleries of Indigenous rock art, jagged rock outcrops and fascinating mining relics. It’s a complete contrast to the lush Wet Tropics with limestone moulded, dissolved and reformed by water to create spectacular caverns and passages. The …

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6 Top Spots: Lookouts To Look For

Millaa Millaa Lookout Photo: @andrewwatsonphoto The peaceful and simply stunning Milla Milla Lookout will take your eyes from the Atherton Tablelands to the coast on a really clear day. At 1070m its one of the best places to take in the beauty of the Tablelands with a 180 degree sweep from northwest to southeast. On McHugh Road, just a short …

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Latest Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

Whether you like waterfalls, hot air balloons or wild life, the Atherton Tablelands have a little bit of everything. Here are our latest fan pic favourites  – thank you everyone for the #hashtagging! Tag @athertontablelands or #athertontablelands to allow us to repost your images as well.   Photo credits: @epictimes_social @zostud @simonswildlife @mycolourfulworld_ @heidzb @katiikerr

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