Atherton Tablelands

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The Atherton Tableland is a leisurely sixty kilometres west of Cairns on a plateau that boasts a pleasant climate at 600-1100 metres above sea level. Regarded as one of the region's best kept secrets, here you will find World Heritage listed rainforests, national parks, mountains, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, including Australia's widest, the Millstream Falls.

A place that is green all year round and never exceeds 30 degrees C, the Tablelands are also home to delightful townships that entertain visitors with their creative array of arts, crafts, music and festivals. The area's rich soil bears fruit, vegetables and grains for local and export markets.

A visit to the Tablelands will provide activities including bushwalking, bird watching, wildlife cruise, marsupial spotting, hot air ballooning and water sports as diverse as fishing and white water rafting.

These are only a few of the delights this region has to offer, so while visiting Cairns, enquire about spending some time in this area. There is a variety of accommodation including old hotels, motels, guest houses, backpackers, farmstays and caravan and camping parks.

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