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Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Cairns holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Atherton Tablelands and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This area is very scenic, with lakes, waterfalls with nice picnic areas. Some places have quaint shops with local crafts and foods. Well worth the short drive to have a look around. 
  • This is some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen in Australia. Definitely worth a visit and we will definitely visit again. 
  • We hired a car and spent a day travelling up to, and around, the Atherton Tablelands. We visited a replica mining town, a mining museum, a Platypus pools place, Lake Barrine. It was varied landscapes....  read more »
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