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Travel Tips

Walk, hike and stroll your way across the Atherton Tablelands.

Hallorans Hill Conservation Park Right in the heart of the township of Atherton lies Hallorans Hill Conservation Park. To get to the top of Hallorans Hill, you can either walk a 1.4km track or drive to the car park at the top of the hill. The adjoining council park provides another walking track with interpretative signs and a picnic area …

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Top Hikes Near Mareeba

Lambs Head/Kahlpahlim Rock Loop This climb is not for the inexperienced but if you are a fit and skilled hiker, the rewards are spectacular. Just shy of 13km long, the circuit takes in both rainforest and woodland on the 721m climb. Try to go on a clear day to make the most of the lookouts and the summit. It will …

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Creeks, Dams and Craters on the Atherton Tablelands

You may have done the famous Waterfall Circuit – but did you know the Atherton Tablelands are also the “Crater Lakes District”?   Lake Eacham A 65m deep, extinct volcanic crater lake filled with cool, clean, crystal clear water, surrounded by 1200acres of lush ancient highland rainforest. There’s also a pontoon available, offering excellent swimming conditions all year round. Photo …

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Unforgettable Atherton Tablelands Attractions with Kids

Whether you’re visiting Atherton Tablelands in the school holidays or looking for some weekend family fun, there is no doubt there is a wealth of kid friendly attractions at your disposal on the Atherton Tablelands. Read on to discover seven of our unforgettable Atherton Tablelands attractions for kids.   Birdworld Kuranda Starting off with our list of unforgettable Atherton Tablelands …

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The Top Five Spots for Stargazing on the Atherton Tablelands

Starry, starry night …. Winter season is the best time to get some clear night sky views, so pack your thermos, blanket and zoom lenses and head out for some spectacularly sparkly views of the universe. Bonus tip: select nights around the new moon as it will be easier to see nebulas, star formations and planets without the moon’s shine. …

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Cosy BnBs For Your Next Country Escape

Allawah Retreat Its Indigenous name means stay here and rest a while and the advice is worth taking – from the spectacular views to the heated deck spa to the cosy fire to the luxury appointments, Allawah Retreat is special. The four lodge cottages are set in 60 hectares of paradise at Tolga, are fully self-contained and you can indulge …

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5 of our favourite Savannah Birds on the Atherton Tablelands

Brolgas and Sarus Cranes The Brolga and Sarus are Australia’s only two crane species. If you visit the Atherton Tablelands during the winter months, you’ll likely spot the statuesque grey Sarus Cranes, feeding in swamps and paddocks during daytime and flying in formation back to their favourite spots at sunset. The Brolga on the other hand is known for its …

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Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting on the Atherton Tablelands

It’s worth staying up late on the Atherton Tablelands with an abundance of wildlife coming out after the sun has set. Green Ringtail Possum These cute little fur balls are only found in North-East Queensland, occurring at altitudes over 300m. Despite its name and looking green, our friend here is actually a combination of yellow, black and grey hairs, combined …

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Our favourite viewing platforms and board walks on the Atherton Tablelands

Wander through some of the most spectacular rainforest you’ll find in the world, marvel at fairytale style castle grounds, enjoy a few locally made goods while gazing across country – all this and more is the Atherton Tablelands. Have you been to all of them yet?     Photo Credits: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary // @sarahjanegriffiths Skyrail Cairns // @skyrailcairns Cobbold …

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Nine Steps to Self-Care on the Atherton Tablelands

There’s more to discover on the Atherton Tablelands than just a beautiful holiday destination. Read our nine steps to self-care the Atherton Tablelands way and uncover how a visit to the Atherton Tablelands could be just what the wellness doctor ordered.    Disconnect from daily life at the Canopy Treehouses Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind as …

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