Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands is a short 45-minute drive inland from Cairns, within a fertile plateau of the Great Dividing Range.

Things to do

Tackle the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park or join a guided road cycling tour or feel the ancient magic of 10,000-year-old volcanic-crater lakes, Barrine and Eacham, and the sprawling Yungaburra curtain fig tree.

Explore the waterfalls circuit

Follow the World Heritage Wet Tropics waterfall circuit of Millaa Millaa, Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls, spotting Ulysses butterflies and platypus along the way. Here’s all you need to know about the five best waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands.

Taste fresh produce

From tropical fruit to tea and macadamia nuts, visit the many farm gates to sample home-grown produce, starting with a caffeine hit at Australia’s oldest coffee plantation. You can even prepare a platter of local biodynamic cheeses, topped with raw honeycomb straight from the beehive and wash it down with a local liqueur.

Plan your holiday

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Atherton Hallorans Leisure Park

Atherton,
From AU$109 - 249
Atherton Halloran's Leisure Park is a quiet, peaceful and relaxing park set on 6.5 acres accommodating in villas, units, powered sites and camping on the base of Hallorans Hill, an extinct volcano on the edge of Atherton close to major attractions.

On the Wallaby Lodge

Yungaburra,
From AU$15 - 60
On The Wallaby is an award winning Eco Lodge with budget accommodation in the heart of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. Only one hour from Cairns. A maximum of up to 35 people can enjoy this welcoming, relaxed, clean and friendly lodge.

3 Bedroom Holiday House

Atherton,
From AU$250 - 290
Located only four minutes from Atherton's main Street in tropical surrounds high on Halloran's Hill. The property has a rear outdoor barbecue entertainment area for family relaxation and a front patio area to take is some of Atherton's valley views.

Big4 NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park

Atherton,
From AU$135 - 190
Big4 NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park is set amongst tropical gardens and bordering a state reserve, making it the perfect base to reconnect with nature just over an hour west of Cairns. The region is well-known for its abundant natural attractions including lush rainforests and spectacular waterfalls.

Danbulla National Park and State Forest camping

Lake Tinaroo,
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
Several camping areas are provided in Danbulla National Park and State Forest, from which you can enjoy the unique features of the area including crater lakes, strangler figs, rainforest walks and places of important local history and interest.

Tinaroo Lake Resort - Holiday Apartments

Tinaroo, Tablelands Area
From AU$167 - 347
Tinaroo Lake Resort is located on a peninsula surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Tinaroo on the Tropical Tablelands, near Cairns in Far North Queensland. The delightfully appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments are self contained and all have great lake views.

Kookaburra Lodge Motel

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
From AU$109 - 139
Set inland from Cairns is a quaint little village in the heart of the Tablelands. Yungaburra with all its history is National Trust registered. It is also home to wonderful Kookaburra Lodge. Nestled in a pocket of open rainforest, Yungaburra is rich in nature's treasures.

Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
From AU$230 - 230
Discover the luxury of your own unique self contained cottage, hidden in a tranquil rainforest setting - ideally positioned to experience the beautiful Tablelands and just one hour from Cairns. Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages is a romantic getaway and a nature lover's paradise.

Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

Woree, Cairns Area
From AU$40 - 499
The multi award winning Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut is a friendly oasis set amidst lush tropical gardens, palms and rainforest. With its exceptional choice of activities, it offers the perfect holiday for families.

Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat

Bellenden Ker, Cairns Area
From AU$170.00 - 1200.00
Located only 45 minutes south of Cairns, Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat is the number one destination for romantic escapes in Queensland. They ensure 100 per cent privacy offering couples unique styles of accommodation from a luxury homestead that sleeps nine guests to the private Blue Lagoon Villa with private pool and glass bar.
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