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Atherton Tableland

Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #25 of 53 Attractions in Cairns Region
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Benalla, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We arrived in Atherton to our modern and roomy B & B (non-hosted) accommodation by mid afternoon. Along the way we stopped at a lovely cafe that was attached to a local gallery (bee-oootiful pieces on display for sale) and enjoyed a light lunch. We also purchased some local produce there and nearby for a champagne and snacks evening meal.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We did the one day 'On the Wallaby' Tablelands tour and had an incredible time. Our guide Sid was amazing, his knowledge of the area, plants and wildlife was astounding. We visited two beautiful waterfalls which were breathtaking, saw wallabys in the wild, turtles, a couple of platypus and even a python - which wasn't on the agenda! All in... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I did a two daytour ''on the wallaby'', the first day our funny guide brought us to a beautiful tree ''the cathedral tree'', a short walk in the rainforest, we had a good lunch, and had a great swim under a waterfall, great experience! After a cup of thee and some fruits we went playtpus-spotting, to bad, seen non. The... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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351 attraction reviews
1,173 helpful votes 1,173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have been to the Cairns region several times and it is definitely worth a trip through the Atherton Tableland. Wether you go by car, which will give you plenty of time to visit the far too many numerous sites along the way, or take a day tour from one of the numerous tour companies, you won't be disappointed. visit;... More

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Adelaide Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It is worth taking time to visit the Atherton Tablelands area, which is readily accessible from Cairns. You could take an organised tour, or just drive through the area- it is straightforward to rent a car in Cairns. I suggest you drive there along the Gillies Highway from Gordonvale- just south of Cairns. This is a picturesque drive. The area... More

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Cairns, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

What an incredible time on the Wallaby experience, the first day I had with Sarah was amazing, swimming hole to swimming whole the bus was a blast, everyone getting involved with games and each other . The second day with Tracy was certainly my favorite, up in the mountains on our bikes, eyes focused only a few feet in front... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Thought we would take a drive via Kurandah, Mareeba and back through the Atherton Tablelands. What a surprise this was fantastic sights to see veiws of the beautiful views across the mountains in the late afternoon light fantastic roads all the way worth the drive

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Took the day trip with Sid and everything was great. Prompt pick up at the hostel followed by a full day of activities, fun facts, wild life, swimming, and awesome company. It was my first time in Cairns and this trip was great even if you were a solo traveller. In fact, I made a 3 new friends on the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Kuranda is spectacular but lots of places in the Atherton tablelands are very average. Maybe that's a good thing.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Once you leave Cairns and drive towards Atherton, you will have access to Kuranda and Mareeba, Tolga and if you have time, to Kauri and Lake Tinaroo. Yungaburra is worth a visit, the Curtain fig tree, a few kilometres out of Atherton is amazing, so get some brochures and spend some time on the Tablelands.

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