Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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. Using our international travel planner, Cairns attractions like Atherton Tablelands can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Good for a day trip from cairns. Plenty of time to relax, walk and see the sights. Make sure you have a driving plan before you leave, which is easy enough to find by checking the tour company... 
    Good for a day trip from cairns. Plenty of time to relax, walk and see the sights. Make sure you have a driving plan before you leave, which is easy enough to find by checking the tour company...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to spend a day driving through the tablelands. There are so many beautiful stops along the way where you can sit by the side of a lake or look over the canyon. We stopped at a... 
    We were lucky enough to spend a day driving through the tablelands. There are so many beautiful stops along the way where you can sit by the side of a lake or look over the canyon. We stopped at a...  more »

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