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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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  • The Tablelands is our number one recommendation to any family and friends who visit. We escape from Cairns to the tablelands as often as we can. Great for weekends, day trips or even a week when we ca...  more »
  • There's plenty to do on the Tablelands. We've visited over Christmas 2016 and the hot air balloon, Lake Barinne, Lake Eachem, Millaa Millaa falls, Atherton lookout, Coffee in Mareeba, golf in Mareeba ...  more »
  • My family of 4 (kids 11 and 13 yrs old) did a day trip from Cairns. Amazing diversity, really worthwhile day trip.