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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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Malanda,
From AU$397 - 456
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is 200 acres of pure paradise situated just ten minutes from Lake Eacham in the Cairns Highlands. The houses sit in elevated rainforest surroundings looking out over Wooroonooran National Park.

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.

Tinaroo Lake Resort - Holiday Apartments

Tinaroo,
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.

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.

On the Wallaby Eco Lodge

Yungaburra,
From AU$15 - 65
“A home for those who roam” On the Wallaby Eco Lodge is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Lakes, Waterfalls and Rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands (1hr from Cairns). From the lodge you can stroll down and spot Platypus and enjoy a delicious nightly barbecue dinner.

Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

Woree, Cairns Area
From AU$40 - 499
A peaceful, tropical oasis set among beautifully landscaped grounds, Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut is just 7 minutes’ drive from the centre of town. There are cabins, caravan sites and camping grounds available, along with a great range of facilities and activities to make your stay both fun and memorable.

Danbulla National Park and State Forest camping

Lake Tinaroo,
From AU$6.65 - 26.60
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.

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.

Curtain Fig Motel Yungaburra

Yungaburra,
From AU$105 - 135
The Curtain Fig Motel is a heritage style motel, centrally located in the heart of the historic village of Yungaburra on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands only a one hour drive from Cairns, North Queensland.

Atherton Hinterland Motel

Atherton,
From AU$125 - 185
Offering a variety of room options within the central town area of Atherton, located in the heart of the Tablelands. The Atherton Hinterland Motel, nestled on over 10000 square metres of land, is ideally located near the center of town and only a 10 minute walk to all of Atherton's major town attractions, shops and tourist sites.
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