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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  • The weather was perfect, not too hot not too cold. I was lucky enough to stay with a friend who lives overlooking Lake Tinaroo, so I had a very good guide to how me around  more »
  • This area is known for its endemic birds. But for the non-birdwatcher the area has many quaint towns and some surprisingly good cafes for great lunches. It feels like stepping back in time visiting so...  more »
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