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Atherton Tableland

Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #23 of 46 Attractions in Cairns Region
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Cairns, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Atherton Tablelands is a beautiful part of Australia. I could be a bit bias since once upon a time I did live there for many years; but all the same all visitors have the same opinion. From the rainforest to the crater lakes and the rolling green hills of the farming areas. It has grown over the years but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Me and a friend did the on the wallaby day tour with Steve as a tour guide, who was great! Saw loads of cool things and great sights, the lunch provided was really good and enjoyed swimming in the Millaa Millaa waterfall. Great day, Steve made it really fun and even the long rides in the bus were fun and... More 

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Benalla, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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898 reviews 898 reviews
477 attraction reviews
1,918 helpful votes 1,918 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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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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