Travel Tips

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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Atherton Chinatown

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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Anzacs and Artisans feature in Self-Drive Trails

Two new self-drive adventures – the ANZAC Trail and the Artisan Trail – will be rolled out by Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) this month as part of an international campaign coinciding with the Australian Tourism Exchange. The trails join the six self-drive trails launched last year to encourage locals and tourists to hit the road in search of adventure and …

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