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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. 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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  • Cairns and the tablelands is so beautiful, driving up the ranges is a tour in itself. Lots of places to choose from to stop for cheap food or entertainment! 
  • The Tablelands offers something for any one. Visit the Coffee plantation 10km outside Mareeba (on the road to Dimbula) Great coffee & cake.- Local Papaya & Banana. Call in at the Timber works and coff...  more »
  • Weather its for a day trip or a romantic getaway is is definitely worth the vist lots to do for everyone