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Atherton Tablelands
Visitor Information Atherton Tablelands
Overview
Atherton Tablelands, situated close to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, the Waterfalls and Crater Lake District is a wonderful place to spend some time in Far North Queensland.
Townships in the Tablelands region include: Atherton, Millaa Millaa (great waterfalls), Yungaburra (Curtain Fig Tree, TheTablelands most famous tree and many arts & crafts) and Malanda (the norths' only milk producing district).
With an annual rainfall of around 1400mm, Atherton and its immediate district are a lovely tropical green. The towns and villages of the Atherton Tablelands boast a tropical atmosphere and close knit community spirit. Naturally air-conditioned, being an average 700 metres above sea level the district is free of coastal humidity and high temperatures. The perfect summer retreat. Residents boast that they are blessed with the best weather in the world. With winter getting an occasional helping of early morning frost and the daily temperature around a perfect 21 degrees Celsius.
An ideal position to base yourself to visit the crater lakes areas and even explore further west out to the Gulf Savannah. 

Atherton
Is a picturesque town right in the heart of Atherton shire. It is also the Tableland's major commerce centre. Most major roads crossing the Tablelands come through Atherton, making it an ideal base on the Tablelands to start your exploring. The Jazz Festival is held annually in July and attracts jazz lovers from all over Australia. Every September, the town hosts the Maize festival, with street processions and a gala ball. 

The area is an ecological wonderland of delight for the traveller. Boasting modern amenities and accommodation facilities. Choose from historic hotels, bed and breakfast, farm stays and modern motels.

Kuranda - village in the rainforest.   
Naturally air-conditioned, beautifully presented and a treat to visit. Kuranda is definitely a place to put on your agenda.
Kuranda is the cultural tropical rainforest village of the Far North. only 30 minutes drive through World Heritage Rainforest from Cairns city, or choose from a scenic rail journey or Kuranda skyrail cableway. The Barron falls which are an awesome sight to see (especially during the wet season) are just a short drive from the village.
With a diverse mix of vibrant shops, famous markets and local artists. Wander through the beautiful rainforest setting and watch artists at work. Approx. 90 stalls provide an original range of handmade local arts & crafts plus Australian opals, gemstones, crocodile and kangaroo leather goods.

Relax and enjoy the tropical delights at one of the local restaurants and cafes.
Visit the many nature based attractions in Kuranda, including the butterfly sanctuary, native birds and the magnificent Barron River. Take a safari tour or river cruise.