Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

4.7
#5 of 19 in Parks in Cairns
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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  • This place would have to be one of the best places to go on holiday!! So many different things to do, so many different places to go, an so many different things to see........... just start in...  more »
  • Experienced guide with Aboriginal heritage Daz made our day👍 Lunch was great all fresh. The Waterfalls were indescribable. You have got to go👏👏👏  more »
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