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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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  • Lots to look at, sugar cane fields, mountains along the way, flat areas, water ways, rivers, rainforests, birds, wildlife and waterfalls 
  • The drive through the forest and then open grasslnds was awesome, then stopping off at various wayterfalls anmd creeks was a great experience - like going back in time. - it is a 'must do' 
  • Did not watch on the busy tour around not treasure trove is surrounded by magnificent, beautiful nature sights, Windows don't even curtain cottage or spend pleasant B & B extensive areas. Enjoy the natural swimming over the crater Lakes and waterfalls, mountain duck-billed platypus can be looking for. Especially Paul House bungalows are in the forest at best, animal expedition, only to walk around the hotel, there are. Local attractions, 3. one crater lake tour, is visiting coffee plantations and fruit wine estates, curtains & Cathedral fig wood. If you have time Milla Milla falls and Herbert in historical village also is recommended.
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