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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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Top Hikes Near Mareeba

Lambs Head/Kahlpahlim Rock Loop This climb is not for the inexperienced but if you are a fit and skilled hiker, the rewards are spectacular. Just shy of 13km long, the circuit takes in both rainforest and woodland on the 721m climb. Try to go on a clear day to make the most of the lookouts and the summit. It will …

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Creeks, Dams and Craters on the Atherton Tablelands

You may have done the famous Waterfall Circuit – but did you know the Atherton Tablelands are also the “Crater Lakes District”?   Lake Eacham A 65m deep, extinct volcanic crater lake filled with cool, clean, crystal clear water, surrounded by 1200acres of lush ancient highland rainforest. There’s also a pontoon available, offering excellent swimming conditions all year round. Photo …

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Unforgettable Atherton Tablelands Attractions with Kids

Whether you’re visiting Atherton Tablelands in the school holidays or looking for some weekend family fun, there is no doubt there is a wealth of kid friendly attractions at your disposal on the Atherton Tablelands. Read on to discover seven of our unforgettable Atherton Tablelands attractions for kids.   Birdworld Kuranda Starting off with our list of unforgettable Atherton Tablelands …

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