Atherton Tablelands

Museums & Galleries Trail

It’s no surprise naturally beautiful environments attract artists and the Atherton Tablelands has become a mecca for creative spirits who find inspiration in the peaceful surroundings.

Art and the region’s cultural and natural history can be found on the idyllic, easy drive Museum & Galleries Trail that meanders through the small villages and towns.

Start: Mareeba or Ravenshoe

Duration: 2 – 4 days

Print: Atherton Tablelands Themed Trails


Mareeba VICMareeba Heritage Museum and Tourist Information Centre

Gain an insight into the region’s history and attractions by visiting the Mareeba Heritage Museum & Tourist Information Centre.

Location: 314 Byrnes Street Mareeba

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Rainforest GemsRainforest Gems

A stunning gallery with handcraft made by the region’s top artisans – Jewellery Glass Artwork Pottery Wood. Discover beautiful ceramic bowls, vases and dishes with glazes inspired by early Middle Eastern and Persian cultures featuring copper and silver lustre. Spectacular glass animals, vases and platters.

Location: 26 Kennedy Highway, Tolga

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Crystal CavesCrystal Caves

Recognised as one of Australia’s most unusual attractions, this world class natural history museum gives visitors a very exciting glimpse at what happened millions of years ago beneath our earth’s crust.

Location: 69 Main Street, Atherton

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Tablelands Regional GalleryTablelands Regional Gallery

The Tableland Regional Gallery is  situated in a region of diverse landscapes including World Heritage Wet Tropics, expansive Savannah country along with a variety of agricultural and pastoral farmlands.

Location: 16 Robert Street, Atherton

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Old Post Office GalleryOld Post Office Gallery

The Old Post Office Gallery is a delightful exhibition space showcasing the work of talented local artists and community groups who wish to exhibit.

Location: 86 Herberton Road, Atherton

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Atherton ChinatownAtherton Chinatown

Locals and tourists alike can explore and appreciate the significance of its Chinese cultural heritage.

Location: 86 Herberton Road, Atherton

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Artistree Gallery

At Artistree gallery we want to share our passion with you for high quality, beautiful, handcrafted items at an achievable price. We represent a varied mix of artists. Creative talents who work in wood, wire, clay, oils, pastels, glass, stone, felt, photography – just to name a few.

Location: 14 Kehoe Place, Yungaburra

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Herberton VICHerberton Mining Museum

The Herberton Mining Museum has a comprehensive mining display and is located on the site of the old Great Northern Mine with disused mine shafts and various pieces of old machinery still visible.

Location: Jacks Road, Herberton

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Herberton Camera & Spy Museum

What you will see , one of the world’s largest and rarest camera collections – Russian KGB police cameras, 100 year old spy cameras, rare press cameras, and much more.  There are guided tours, and self guided tours, kids and adults alike will enjoy this museum.

Location: Shop 1, 49 Grace Street, Herberton

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Historic Village HerbertonHistoric Village Herberton

Set on 16 acres, the Historic Village Herberton is a tin mining town with shops, pub, bank, chemist, grocer, printer and garage. There are more than 50 restored period buildings making this outdoor museum the most significant in Queensland.

Location: 6 Broadway, Herberton

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Ravenshoe VICRavenshoe Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre has displays covering the history and wildlife of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, and adjoins the Nganyaji Interpretive Centre that uncovers the rich culture of the Jirrbal people.

Location: 24 Moore Street, Ravenshoe

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