Travel Tips

Short Walks

Two quick walks that entice a long slow WOW out of visitors are strolls to the Curtain and Cathedral fig trees. They are both massive and they are both near Yungaburra. Curtain Fig Tree – image by @therawphoto The Curtain Fig is on the handily named Curtain Fig Road off Gillies Highway on the way to Atherton. It’s a 10 …

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5 Awesome Spring Hiking Adventures

Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail If you are ready to stretch your legs try the 20.5km Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail. It takes you through rich agricultural landscape and some patches of endangered Mabi rainforest. The trail has both well interpreted indigenous history and extensive WWII info. It’s a gentle track, with a slight fall to the north. Start at either Platypus …

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6 Top Spots: Lookouts To Look For

Millaa Millaa Lookout Photo: @andrewwatsonphoto The peaceful and simply stunning Milla Milla Lookout will take your eyes from the Atherton Tablelands to the coast on a really clear day. At 1070m its one of the best places to take in the beauty of the Tablelands with a 180 degree sweep from northwest to southeast. On McHugh Road, just a short …

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World War 2 Trail

With a cooler climate than Cairns, the area still provided excellent jungle warfare training for those heading off to places like (Papua) New Guinea and Bougainville. Servicemen were also treated for malaria at camp hospitals. The Atherton Tablelands was the largest Australian military base with camps at Tinaroo, Kairi, Wongabel, Herberton, Wondecia, Ravenshoe, and Mt Garnet as well as  Atherton/Tolga …

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