Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

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A fertile plateau situated well into the tropics, Atherton Tablelands is part of the Great Dividing Range. The focal point of the plateau is Lake Tinaroo, a popular tourist stop suitable for swimming, water sports, bushwalking, fishing, and camping. The area's elevated position gives it a temperate climate favorable to dairy farming. For a trip off the beaten track, join a popular food trail tour with guided visits to local plantations and farms. Regional produce includes locally grown and processed coffee, wine, cheese, chocolate, and seafood. The tablelands also contain several small remnants of the rainforest that once covered it, many of which are now protected in national parks. Using our international travel planner, Cairns attractions like Atherton Tablelands can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A smorgasbord of things to do, cheesery, winery, fresh fruit, nuts, waterfalls, lovely rolling hills and more. Spend the day here  more »
  • Throughout the Atherton tablelands there are so many different things in which you can do, walks, rivers, waterfall, lakes to jump in  more »
  • We hired a car and did the circuit from Cairns to Atherton, Mareeba, Kuranda and back to Cairns. Very doable in one day, stopping at all the major attractions. Atherton eas a very clean and lovely tow...  more »

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