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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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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 Cute and Quirky Eats on the Atherton Tablelands

Petals and Pinecones The life mission of Petals and Pinecones is to have you leave just that little bit happier. And this one-of-a-kind café can’t miss. It’s a glorious blend of the healthy – think smoothie bowls –  to the most pumped up, blinged out milkshakes you’ll ever see. The Atherton café has generously sized dishes that look like a …

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Things To Do Around Lake Tinaroo

Channel your inner geologist to form your own theory on how the Mobo Creek Crater was made. It’s perplexed scientists for eons. There’s a (moderate) 630m circuit track of the crater through upland rainforest to do your thinking on. And quiet visitors may be rewarded with a platypus sighting. Mobo Creek Crater – image @myheroshots Get wet and active on the …

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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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Kids can be mini miners at the Crystal Caves

The Caves, already offering families a fascinating expedition into the underworld of minerology and semi-precious gems, now has an activity centre especially for children including free wifi, gemstone fossicking and jewellery making. The kids area was created to add something extra special to a visit to The Crystal Caves for children during school holidays. The new area has a craft …

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May Event Madness 

Pioneer Weekend – Historic Village Herberton  Step back in time as pioneers climb out of the history books and on to the streets. Pioneer Weekend at the Historic Village Herberton makes the past come alive with lots of costumes, demonstrations of days gone by with blacksmithing and tin panning, as well as train rides and plenty of fun for the …

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Kuranda Easter Celebration

On Easter Sunday, Kuranda will host the inaugural Great Easter Egg Drop, showering people visiting the Village in the Rainforest with thousands of Easter eggs. It will literally be raining chocolate eggs – the Easter Bunny is said to be up on a raised mobile platform, dropping hundreds of eggs every hour throughout the day. Easter in the Park has …

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Malanda Falls

The Malanda Falls on the North Johnstone River are a triple treat for tourists – the cascade with its own swimming pool, two rainforest walkways and a glorious picnic spot. The Malanda Falls are part of the waterfalls and volcanic craters circuit on the Atherton Tablelands and are one kilometre from Malanda on the Malanda-Atherton Road. They are known as …

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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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Yungaburra Christmas Markets

Still looking for Christmas gifts? Have a stroll through the Yungaburra Christmas Market and you might be able to tick off that box! The Yungaburra Market is the biggest and oldest market on the Atherton Tablelands. Local producers gather on the commons in the middle of the historic village of Yungaburra to sell fresh produce, flowers, home made crafts, local …

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The Atherton Tablelands On A Plate

Fresh local produce, unique food experiences and some of the region’s favourite chefs will be celebrated as the Atherton Tablelands’ most exciting culinary event returns in October 2017. With a new expanded format, Tastes of the Tablelands will be held on Saturday evening, October 14 and all day Sunday, October 15 at the Hou Wang Temple, Atherton. The Rotary Club …

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