Atherton Tablelands Destinations
Atherton Tablelands, one and half hours west of Cairns city, is a country region that truly is amazing.
You will find stunning waterfalls, affluent farming areas, volcanic crater lakes and lush tropical rainforests that make up the Atherton Tablelands.
This region can be several degrees cooler than Cairns. Imagine this two hours west of Cairns in Ravenshoe; Farmers grow apples and cherries.
At the same time, Mareeba has unique coffee plantations that export their delicious coffee beans all over the World. While in Malanda, they grow tea. Next along the scenic country roads, visit Shaylee Strawberry farm is a must for the best-tasting strawberries and strawberry soft serve ice cream.
Who knows what the farmers do with an annual rainfall of around 1174 mm or 462 inches? Maximum yearly temperature of 27.8 and a low of 12.7, the Atherton Tablelands is a beautiful place to live.
Stay in the Atherton Tablelands
Book one of the quaint beds and breakfasts or a large lake house on Lake Tinaroo and stay for several days. If time is not on your side, book one of our Atherton Tablelands sightseeing tours and see as much as possible in one or two days.
Next, enjoy tea and cake at the Falls Tea House at Millaa Millaa
Explore caves millions of years old at Chillagoe or crater lakes remnants of volcanos. Relax on the verandah and enjoy Devonshire tea overlooking Lake Barrine.
Swim under refreshing waterfalls and hike through stunning rainforests.
Canoe or paddleboard across picturesque lakes, pop in a line and pull up a barramundi.
Visit a dairy to sample delicious chocolates and cheeses while children will be thrilled petting the baby animals.
Along the way, explore quaint country villages and take your pick of tea houses with delicious homemade treats.
On the weekends, explore local farmers’ markets for a fantastic selection of delicious local produce and arts and crafts.
Stop by a farmgate store for delicious local produce.