Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

#5 of 20 in Parks in Cairns
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • Who knew that Atherton Tablelands was such a food bowl fantastic area and so much cooler than Cairns  more »
  • The tablelands have lots of waterfalls, beautiful views, beautiful blue lakes and lush rainforest. Take several days to discover all there is to see. Personally I prefer to go up the Kuranda Range...  more »

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