Atherton Tablelands Family Holidays

There’s a wide range of Atherton Tablelands Family Holidays for everyone to enjoy. You can choose from fantastic rainforest journeys to remote historic locations. Visit fun parks and museums, to swimming hole adventures and horse rides.

Rainforestation Nature Park near Kuranda offers a wide range of fun activities for the whole family. You can start by riding an amphibious Army Duck. A unique rainforest tour on both land and water. Then you can do an interactive Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Including a traditional dance performance and a “Dreamtime walk”. You will get the chance to throw a boomerang, hurl a spear and play the didgeridoo.

Discover another Kuranda rainforest journey. Explore some of the oldest and tallest rainforest trees on the planet in the Barron Falls Estate. There will be a chance to see native wildlife, including nine resident cassowaries. Here you will wander through an exotic fruit orchard. Enjoy seasonal fruit tastings including durians, rambutans, mangosteens and lychees.

In Atherton, the whole family can go bush horse-riding. You will be in the hands of experienced trail horse riders. The very same veteran riders that developed the trails you will be exploring.

The Crystal Caves in Atherton is a mind-blowing experience for the whole family. With its multi-level tunnels and caverns. They feature million-year-old natural crystals and prehistoric fossils.

Take a step back in time

Always an Atherton Tablelands Family Holidays favourite is the Herberton Historic Village. This historical theme park has more than 50 restored period buildings. Explore the shops, pub, bank, chemist, grocer, printer and garage. Known for being one of the most significant outdoor museums in Queensland.

It’s a full-day visit and offers lunch at the restored tearooms. A bonus is the opportunity to take a joy ride on the vintage Herberton-Atherton Railway. The incredible steam train travels parallel to the Wild River. It crosses the main highway through a tunnel under the street.

Take the family to check out the fantastic Chillagoe Caves. There is astounding beauty in the natural wonders of the limestone caves. Visitors can explore Donna, Trezkinn and Royal Arch caves on ranger-guided tours. These run daily except Christmas Day.