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Atherton Tablelands

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #33 of 117 activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We rented a car for the day. It equated to about half the price of a day tour (for 2 people) and gave us complete flexibility. There is so much to do around the area. The mountain roads provide spectacular views. Our favourite attractions were Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine. These are pristine crater lakes, filled with fresh water. They... More

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Gladstone, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

heaps to see and do the waterfalls, gouges, rainforest, and the little towns are wonderful the drives are beautiful in this area of far north quensland

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Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A nice day/half day trip recommended from Cairns to see different landscapes, drive through different towns, stopping along the way at various attractions. Recommended route from Cairns is on Gillies Highway up mountain to Yungaburra, Malanda, Atherton, Mareeba then back via Kennedy Highway. Beware of car motion sickness on the winding roads of Gillies highway but the drive is worth... More

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Brisbane Australia
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Jacques Coffee Plantation and Coffee works - do them in that order. Couple of others very ordinary. Wine? forget it they are very amateurish and not worth the visit. Cheese factory (can't remember it's name) is really low level and cheeses are poorer than supermarket fayre.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Made the day trip drive from Port Douglas and was left scratching my head a bit and wishing I'd just spent the day relaxing! Maybe I missed the point, and also the weather wasn't great, but the scenery wasn't all that and there weren't too many attractions I was concerned with.

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We just spent 3 nights at Mt Quincan Crater Retreat in the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. What a fantastic experience. The rainforest tree house accommodation was superb. Beautiful bush walks in the rainforest and crater. Fantastic wild life viewing including the rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo. A very restful and enjoyable break, thanks to hosts Dennis and Louise.

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Tropical Far North Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Very short dive from Millaa Millaa and then an easy 5-10 minute walk on concrete pathway with steps to the base of the falls. Stunning rainforest pool with the waterfall cascading into a deeper section which was very refreshing to swim in. Great for kids.

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