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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May Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

How good are road trips around the Atherton Tablelands, watching wild life from beautiful sunrises to amazing sunsets? We could do this every day. Enjoy our favorite Atherton Tablelands sunsets and animals for the month of May. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them. White bellied Cuckoo-shrike …

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Four top bird-watching spots on the Atherton Tablelands

Avid birdwatchers and those new to the thrill of spotting and observing an astounding variety of feathered fauna in the wild will be delighted with the opportunities for this satisfying pastime on the Atherton Tablelands. The range of habitats from rainforest to wetland, volcanic lakes and open woodland make it one of the world’s hotspots for birding with more than …

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April Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

This month had us marvel at the incredible landscapes and views the Atherton Tablelands have to offer, from sunsets over lush hills to cathedral-like caves and gushing waterfalls. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them. Hypipamee Crater Image by @agatha_bobek Davies Creek from above Image by @docpk Views from …

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