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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Escape the Heat – Summer on the Atherton Tablelands

As the hot sultry conditions of a Far North summer begin to bite, it’s time to head to the mountains and an altitude with less attitude. An Atherton Tablelands summer looks a little like this: ✓ Beautiful lakes ✓ Waterfalls to swim in ✓ Glorious shad under ancient trees ✓ Rainforest ✓ Cooler nights ✓ Awesome wildlife ✓ Tropical Icecream …

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Exploring Lake Tinaroo

Lake Tinaroo in the centre of the Atherton Tablelands is a huge man-made lake set in lush bush with tons of things to do. The lake has lots of fingers and bays to explore and is surrounded by the 12,000-hectare Dunbulla National Park and State Forest, rich in history, wildlife and recreational choices. Look out for camping areas off Dunbulla …

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