Why You Shouldn’t Visit the Atherton Tablelands

Guest Blog by Sarah Lathan

Planning a visit to the Atherton Tablelands? Good for you. However, once you’ve read the below points, let us know how you feel. Read on to discover why you *shouldn’t* visit the Atherton Tablelands.


  1. There are too many waterfalls.

Honestly, if there is one thing the Atherton Tablelands has, it’s waterfalls. Famous across the world for the picturesque Millaa Millaa Falls, the thunderous Zillie Falls and the oh-so-sparkling Ellinjaa Falls, we literally don’t know when to stop showing off. You might think having a world-renowned waterfall circuit is enough, but no, we have a waterfall almost everywhere you look. Enjoy working out whether you want to see Emerald Creek Falls, Dinner Falls, Nandroya Falls, Davies Creek Falls, Millstream Falls, Windin Falls… the list really does go on and on.

If you need some assistance on a few of our top picks, we have you covered here.


  1. The food is too good.

Sorry in advance, but once you’ve had a bite to eat on the Atherton Tablelands, you’ll always be reminiscing about the food here. From teahouses to dairy farms, strawberry pick-your-own’s and quirky cool restaurants, we sure are a foodies’ dream. And for those who love a good winery, well… once you’ve enjoyed mango wine from Golden Drop Winery, you’ll forever be searching for the vibrant flavour in every winery you next visit.

Discover the best foodie adventures in the region here.

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  1. There are too many activities.

Just how we warned you about the endless waterfall options, the same goes for all the activities you can experience on the Atherton Tablelands. Fancy hot air ballooning? You can enjoy that in Mareeba. A farm tour? Yeah, you’ll want to head over to Gallo Dairyland. River cruise? Koala-cuddles? Rainforest exploration? Just check out Kuranda Riverboat, Rainforestation and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. With so many activities on offer, you’re going to have to take some time to work out what you want to see and do because the Atherton Tablelands are teeming with options. 

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  1. You’ll run out of space on your camera roll

Don’t blame us if you need to purchase an additional SD card or two (although, really it is our fault). You’ll be going snap crazy from the moment you arrive capturing all the stunning scenery surrounding you. And while we’re at it, we taken no blame if your Instagram follower count goes down when you’re posting about your adventures. Not everyone can handle looking at pure perfection (which, will be your feed by the way) every time they open their phone while you’re on holiday – they’re jealous, we get that, it’s cool.

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  1. You’ll run out of time

Like we said earlier: There are so many waterfalls, activities and delicious food to enjoy when you’re visiting the Atherton Tablelands, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to fit it all in. Don’t worry, with a range of accommodation available as well, if you arrive and find you just need to extend your holiday to be able to take it all in, our friendly hoteliers and accommodation providers will be more than happy to help you out.

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  1. You’ll be bombarded with “Omg where is that?” questions, the whole time you’re here.

Get used to playing tour guide for all your friends seeing your adventures and wanting to know exactly where and how they can experience the same. It’s cool you discovered the best places in the Atherton Tablelands first but now it’s your duty to pass on this information to all your friends and family who want to follow in your well-chosen footsteps.

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  1. You’ll might be a tad disappointed when you return home

Sorry, we just think you will be… But don’t worry, we’re always here waiting to welcome you back!

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