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 Hinterland Motel

Atherton, Tablelands Area
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.

BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park

Atherton, Tablelands Area
From AU$135 - 190
Eco Certified for Nature Based Tourism and backing onto state forest, their Park is set amongst six acres of award winning gardens also boasting a large variety of birdlife, their Park is a birdwatchers haven.

Atherton Hallorans Leisure Park

Atherton, Tablelands Area
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.

Bushland Cottages and Lodge Yungaburra

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
From AU$170 - 500
The Lodge and The Cottages Yungaburra, Atherton Tableland are fully self-contained with all linen supplied. Set in eight acres of bushland bordering Peterson Creek, yet a short stroll to all facilities;

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.

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.

Danbulla National Park and State Forest camping

Lake Tinaroo, Tablelands Area
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.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Malanda, Tablelands Area
From AU$334 - 402
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is 230 acres of pure paradise situated just ten minutes from Lake Eacham in the Cairns Highlands. The treehouses sit in elevated rainforest surroundings looking out over Wooroonooran National Park.

3 Bedroom Holiday House

Atherton, Tablelands Area
From AU$180 - 255
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.

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.
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