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Sun’s Out, Swimsuits On…

1. Lake Eacham It’s no surprise with its inviting, clear waters and ancient Mabi rainforest surrounds that Lake Eacham tops our list. Just a 10-minute drive from Yungaburra, this volcanic crater lake has it all – beauty, bliss, and barbecues. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the available barbecue facilities, then swim, kayak, paddleboard, or simply float around as you soak …

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Kuranda’s Whimsical Charm

1. Kuranda Scenic Railway Start your Kuranda adventure aboard the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway. This historic railway journey winds its way through the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park, offering breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls and towering peaks. It is a ride through history and nature that sets the tone for your Kuranda experience. 2. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway For …

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Atherton Tablelands Tripping: 4-Day Adventure

Day 1: Into the Rainforest Morning: Pack your sense of wonder and head out from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands via the Gillies Highway. This winding 19-kilometre range road is a true marvel, ascending to an elevation of 800 meters and boasting 263 corners. Follow the speed limits, prioritise safety, and savour every moment of this picturesque journey, which typically …

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8 Reasons Why Chillagoe should be your next Discovery….

1. Unique Geological Wonders  Chillagoe is home to stunning limestone caves, offering a chance to explore unique geological formations that date back hundreds of millions of years when this area was submerged beneath an inland sea. These ancient limestone formations are a living testament to the region’s incredible geological history, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity to journey through time and …

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Going Off the Beaten Track…

1. Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park Imagine camping amidst a landscape filled with limestone caves and rugged outcrops. Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park is your gateway to this unique adventure. While you can’t camp inside the caves themselves, there are excellent campgrounds in the vicinity where you can pitch your tent or park your caravan. During the day, explore the mysterious caves …

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Access These Areas with Ease on the Atherton Tablelands

Historic Village Herberton With scores of ramped buildings, footpaths and level displays nestled among 7ha of manicured lawns, the Historic Village Herberton is 98 per cent wheelchair-accessible. You can even book a wheelchair in advance if needed. Ample rest areas and guard rails ensure visitors can safely and easily negotiate all the fascinating pioneering exhibits this outdoor museum and tearooms …

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Find a New Gin Favourite on the Atherton Tablelands

MT. UNCLE DISTILLERY A relative old-timer, Mt Uncle Distillery has been making the most of the Atherton Tablelands’ fabulous produce since 2001. Its gins are international prize winners with its Botanic Australis Navy Strength picking up Gin of the Year at a London Spirits Competition. Talk about beating them at their own game.  As well as fabulous gins with the …

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Our Top Easter Holidays Activities on the Atherton Tablelands

Historic Village Herberton There’s acres and acres of space at Historic Village Herberton for kids to let off steam and have a ball these holidays. This is not your typical museum – it’s an outdoor adventure playground combined with live learning exploration that will have all the family entertained for hours. The “Village” town setting is as beautiful as the …

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Just Add Water …..

Hasties Swamp Swing by Hasties Swamp to see a full flush of resident and migratory birds. This national park near  Atherton has more than 220 recorded species in a range of environment including open water, reeds and eucalypt forest. There is also hide for primo bird watching opportunities. Hasties Swamp, four kilometres south of Atherton off the Atherton Herberton Road. …

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