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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March Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

Have you discovered all shapes and forms around the Atherton Tablelands, from canyons and gorges to labyrinths and caves? Plus, we may have just found the cutest wildlife ever. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them. Glass Bridge at Cobbold Gorge Image by @phlipvids Forest Kingfisher at Mount …

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Street Eats at the Original Kuranda Markets

Bring your hunger to the Original Kuranda markets – you’re gonna need it! The markets have a tasty range of Aussie favs and international cuisine, and it’s ideal for   those who like a big blow out as well as the clean and green eating advocates. Meander down the hill and back up again to window shop the huge choice of …

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February Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

This month we had a closer look at all the fauna on the Atherton Tablelands – there is life to be found wherever you turn your head. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them. Northern Laughing Tree Frog Image by @jakub.hod Spectacled Monarch Image by @earthdreaming Metallic Pony Ant …

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