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7 Family Friendly Things to Do on the Atherton Tablelands

Koala Gardens/Birdworld Set in lush Kuranda, Koala Gardens and Birdworld are neighbours. A sanctuary for kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and other animals as well as koalas, Koala Gardens is your chance to cuddle Australia’s native teddy bear. As well as having the ultimate selfie with this sweet and gentle marsupial, you can mix and mingle with the other residents. It’s a …

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Be Amazed At These 5 Atherton Tablelands Museums

Coffee World Photo: @stephanieparsley The Atherton Tablelands are Australia’s famous coffee growing grounds. Coffee World has coffee tasting and sales complemented by an engaging museum giving you background on the crop and its place on the planet. There are displays here depicting the start of the coffee trade in Ethiopia in AD800 and examples of the first plunger, filter and …

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Hou Wang Temple

A timber and tin pagoda-like building with distinctive red accents in the middle of Atherton dairy country is a bit of a head-scratcher. But the incongruous building in a paddock turns out to be a Hou Wang temple and the last remnant of Atherton’s old Chinatown. In the early 20th century, a substantial population of Chinese immigrants lived on the …

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