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Bush Vacays off the beaten track

Tolga Allawah Retreat Soak up peace and luxury in these private lodges surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Allawah means sit, stay here, rest awhile and who could refuse.   Mt Molloy Sweetwater Lodge (pictured) is set on 160 gorgeous acres (64ha) of prime country for birdwatching, walking or just doing nothing. With just four guests at a time, you’ll be …

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March 2021 Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands are the perfect base for summer adventures. You get to escape the tropical humidity of the coast, and are rewarded with lush views for days, cool caves, endless walking trails with amazing wildlife and refreshing mountain streams and waterfalls.  These are our favorite March impressions of the Atherton Tablelands. Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep …

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9 Things You Need to Do on the Atherton Tablelands This Autumn

Head to the highlands this autumn to discover a place with steamy hot springs, cool quenching drinks, kangaroos in trees and scrumptious cheese. The Atherton Tablelands is a bountiful oasis and here are 9 Perfect Things for the Plateau.   Sip on Local Flavours Be it Skybury Coffee with the best view in town, Mt Uncle Distillery menu of rum, …

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February Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

If you are trying to figure out what to do on the Atherton Tablelands, you may be struggling to decide where to start. And that’s no wonder, given there are just so many things to do here. Whether you want to drive the highest declared road in Queensland, swing with a view, swim in waterfalls or stroll through quirky country …

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January Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

Happy 2021! January had us swimming in a volcanic crater lake surrounded by ancient rainforest, frolicking in natural infinity pools, finding new ways through a labyrinth, enjoying misty mornings, watching birds, admiring waterfalls and taking time outs driving winding roads through lush landscapes – what better way is there to start the year. These are our favorite January impressions of …

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Best SUP Moments on Lake Eacham

Imagine a volcanic crater lake, surrounded by ancient rainforest. No boats, barely any waves, pure tranquil bliss – and you right in the middle, on a Stand-Up-Paddleboard. Sounds too good to be true? Then it’s time for you to discover Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands. The perfect spot for SUP, kayaking, swimming and having a great day out. We’ve …

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December Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

There is so much to see, discover and explore on the Atherton Tablelands, it will keep you busy from sunrise until after sunset – hot air ballooning while the sun comes up, chasing waterfalls, dipping into a volcanic crater lake, spotting platypus, stepping on a glass bridge, marveling at winding rivers, encountering dragons (ok, it’s a Frilled Neck Lizard), enjoying …

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8 Affordable Adventures to Bust Boredom

1)    Dig into Herberton’s Mining History Built on the site of Herberton’s first profitable tin find, fossick around in the region’s  extensive mining history at the Herberton Mining Museum and Information Centre for the low down on this inaugural industry. Then visit Historic Village Herberton and enjoy the largest collection of Australiana in Queensland. 2)    Hop a ride on a rainforest gondola …

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November Impressions of the Atherton Tablelands

November on the Atherton Tablelands was all about spontaneous adventures, mesmerising waterfalls and cute animal encounters. Which one is your favorite impression this month? Thank you all for #hashtagging – please keep tagging @athertontablelands and #athertontablelands for us to discover your images and repost them.     Chillagoe Boulders Mareeba Local Camping with Mountain Top Views Cute Rock Wallaby at Granite Gorge Millaa …

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Can’t Miss Markets

Being able to rummage round a market on holiday is a real joy. It’s a leisurely stroll while shopping, taking a golden opportunity to meet local people, buy food and beverages grown in the area and just absorb the individual character of each town. And for those who like a second hand bargain you never know what gems you’ll find! …

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