Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

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#5 of 19 in Parks in Cairns
A fertile plateau situated well into the tropics, Atherton Tablelands is part of the Great Dividing Range. The focal point of the plateau is Lake Tinaroo, a popular tourist stop suitable for swimming, water sports, bushwalking, fishing, and camping. The area's elevated position gives it a temperate climate favorable to dairy farming. For a trip off the beaten track, join a popular food trail tour with guided visits to local plantations and farms. Regional produce includes locally grown and processed coffee, wine, cheese, chocolate, and seafood. The tablelands also contain several small remnants of the rainforest that once covered it, many of which are now protected in national parks. Using our international travel planner, Cairns attractions like Atherton Tablelands can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Revisited childhood swimming spots of Malinda Falls and Lake Eacham. Interesting townships of Malinda and Atherton. Don’t miss the historic Malanda Picture Theatre.  more »
  • We hired a car and did the circuit of the Atherton tablelands. What a great day exploring the falls, Mengalli Creek dairy, Paronella park and the Cathedral Fig. Everything well sign posted, all staff....  more »
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