Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

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#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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  • Atherton, part of The Atherton Tablelands is a great place to base yourself for a great North Queensland holiday. It is within easy reach of Mareeba, Cairns, Lake Eacham, Lake Barine and Herberton his...  more »
  • The Atherton Tablelands are a welcome relief from the beach-filled activities that most tourists do when in Queensland. Great for a day's escape inland, the Atherton Tablelands offer gorgeous waterfal...  more »
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