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Atherton Tablelands

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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$96*
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Cairns Attractions Pass Including Fitzroy Island...
94%
Ranked #39 of 131 Activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Cairns was just getting into its day when, with Diann as our driver/guide for Down Under Tours, we headed through its southern suburbs and into sugar cane country. We were bound for the Atherton Tableland, with a long stop at Paronella Park on the way home. At Gordonvale, we turned on to the Gillies Highway, with 263 bends and 800... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was our third day in the Cairns area and we loved driving through this area. It is well sign posted and an easy drive around. Getting up and down is another story, amazing winding road but with some stunning views. We did four waterfalls in the one afternoon which were all beautiful. The scenery and farming areas are amazing... More

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Gold Coast
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A great scenic drive through the tablelands, amazing views on our way to Herberton, only saw 1 petrol station on the way so make sure you filll up.

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Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We did a day trip to the tablelands and loved it - it was great fun sliding down the natural rock slide at Josephine Falls, Milla Milla falls are beautiful and the water at Lake Eachem is beautiful to swim in. Highly recommended for a day trip!

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you around Cairns you have to come to Tablelands. It has so much more to offer than coastal,. area. Even water sports, fishing and activities are better (no crocodiles so you can actually swim). You will find waterfalls, lakes in craters, rain forest walks, little communities that look after their historic towns full of surprising places. You will find... More

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Camden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed in Port Douglas and had a late flight out from Cairns, so we decided to go for a little drive up to the tablelands. We just wanted to see the crater lake, Lake Barrine. The drive was lovely and took us up lots of twists and turns and through lots of different scenery. It took us about 75-90... More

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Cairns, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
68 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We're Cairns locals and we love to "escape" to the Atherton Tablelands as often as possible. We venture up there regularly for the brilliant country markets - our favourites are the Yungaburra and the Mareeba markets. The produce is actually locally grown, beautifully fresh and very reasonably priced and the vendors are always ready for a chat! For even more... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Really interesting to see the Atherton Chinatown and the how the Chinese community lived. The Hou Wang temple is one of the only lasting tin temples in Australia. Gabe was a knowledgeable and great guide. Really interesting history.

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were based in Port Douglas for four days. We did Mossman Gorge, the Daintree and up to the Cape and decided on our last day to go inland (not knowing what to expect). Well let me tell you, so glad we did. We drove up the range to Mount Molloy, then on to Mareeba which was interesting. We stumbled... More

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Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

A real volcano crater at the end of a beautiful walk through the rainforest combined with a detour to the scenic Dinner Falls is an experience you will not want to miss and it is free. We took beautiful photos and marvelled at the fact that this area could be so accessible and yet so untouched. You have to visit.

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