Visitor Information Atherton Tablelands
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
An ideal position to base yourself to
visit the crater lakes areas and even
explore further west out to the Gulf
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
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
Kuranda - village in the rainforest.
Naturally air-conditioned, beautifully
presented and a treat to visit. Kuranda
is definitely a place to put on your
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.