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 Wines to Bring to Christmas Dinner

1. Sparkling Mango Wine. Golden Drop Winery, Mareeba Nothing says Christmas like a glass of fizz. Celebrate Christmas this year with a bottle of sparkling wine from award winning Golden Drop Winery.  Very fruity, this medium style sparkling wine from this Mareeba winery makes for a sweet glass of bubbles to say cheers. Extremely refreshing and sensational when chilled. Golden …

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Celebrating Chocolate

Coffee Works Celebrate chocolate on any day of the week – at Coffee Works, which is taking chocolate to some very unusual places. The imaginative chocolatiers at this Mareeba enterprise obviously have fun at work – with varieties including orange polka dotted Jaffer Basher, lemon myrtle and lime and black pepper. Walk through their doors and they promise decadent dark, …

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5 Atherton Tablelands Wonders That Will Take Your Breath Away

Trees Singularly and en masse, trees on the Atherton Tablelands will leave you amazed and enthralled. Kuranda, the “village in the jungle” is just that, a town made lovely by its rainforest cloak. Lakes Barrine and Eacham, the volcanic twins, are both surrounded by rainforest, which gives them an otherworldly atmosphere. The two famous strangler fig tees – Cathedral and …

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