Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and the
humidity of the coast, drive through lush rainforest,
land and on to the remote outback, a diverse Atherton
Tablelands holiday awaits you
From the Atherton township, toss a coin and follow any
of the scenic circuit drives which criss-cross the
Tableland. Lake Tinaroo is close by with a variety of
water sports &
Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands has existed
largely unchanged since 1910, with more than 30 heritage
listed buildings, as well as cafes, arts and crafts
shops, bars and
restaurants. Put the famous Curtain Fig Tree on the
must-see list, it's just minutes from Yungaburra.
Standing 50m tall and spreading to 39m wide at the base,
the tree is more
than 800 years old. The Yungaburra produce and craft
markets are held on the fourth Saturday each month.
Nearby Mareeba was once the centre of a thriving tobacco
industry and the town's large Italian population is
testament to the people who pioneered the industry.
Don't forget to
stop off at the Coffee Works for coffee tasting and to
take home some local Tableland coffee.
Around the tiny town of Milla Milla, which dates back to
1908, the circuit covers a 16km scenic drive taking in
Milla Milla, Zillie and Elinjaa Falls, some of the most
picturesque sites of the region.
Malanda is in the heart of the Tableland’s tempting
taste buds with delicious, locally grown produce, dairy
Further south is Chillagoe with its old mines and caves
to explore. Or Undara's ancient lava tubes. There is
also the Rainforest village of Kuranda with its
Kuranda markets and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers.
Be immersed in another world when you indulge in one of
many accommodation properties nestled in the Atherton
Tablelands region. Bed & Breakfast retreats, relaxing
homes & cottages, retreats, motel accommodation,
backpackers and more... you'll never want to leave! [Atherton