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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Babinda Quarters

Babinda, Cairns Area
From AU$79.00 - 120.00
Babinda Quarters is a beautifully renovated old government building in the small tropical town of Babinda, 45 minutes south of Cairns. The building was once the Nurses Quarters attached to the Babinda Hospital but is now privately owned and operated by Margaret Nelson an experienced private guest house owner.

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.

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.
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