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Four-wheel Drive Adventures Beyond Mareeba

RUGGED BEAUTY The Mount Haig Circuit aka the Tinaroo Range Roads takes to some magnificent bush country and several sweet swimming spots. Find Emerald Creek Falls Rd via Tinaroo Creek Rd and Cobra Rd. Stop at the falls if its swim time; soon afterwards you will start to ascend the Tinaroo Ranges. After 12km take Mount Edith Rd, which undulates …

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Free diving Lake Eacham

Lake Eacham has long been a popular spot for sporting enthusiasts from all different walks, but there is a new trend taking to its crystal clear shores – and this one involves holding your breath. Tanya Snelling finds out more: Five minutes with … Lisa Mattes from Apnea Cairns   What does apnea mean? Apnea is ancient Greek (apnoea) and …

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Atherton Tablelands has full spread of events

Whether you like a rodeo, rock concert, the races or a regatta, there is something for everyone, set against some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Australia. Tropical Tablelands Tourism chair Ghis Gallo said the full season of events officially kicks off in Kuranda with Easter in the Park, a free event for children of all ages. On …

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Lake Barrine

The teahouse at Lake Barrine may be 80 years old but the Devonshire teas it serves are as fresh and inviting as the crisp Atherton Tablelands air around this charming landmark. The teahouse juts out over the clean, clear waters of Lake Barrine, which sits right in the middle of tropical rainforest and is protected within the Crater Lakes National …

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