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Atherton Tablelands

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Address: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Great region.

Lots of great things to visit and places to stay. Milanda dairy, Kuranda,Tinaroo dam, Lake Barrine and Eacham are just a few reasons to visit the area. Great scenery everywhere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Lots of great things to visit and places to stay. Milanda dairy, Kuranda,Tinaroo dam, Lake Barrine and Eacham are just a few reasons to visit the area. Great scenery everywhere.

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Cairns, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Atherton sits atop the Cairns tropical coast and is a variety of climates from the very dry around Mareeba to The Misty Mountains themselves. The Atherton pub is worth a visit - fully lined in Silky Oak and with a staggering array of single malt whiskeys ... not that I had more than 6 or 17.

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Wisbech, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The scenery is very different from a lot of Australia. It seems more European. Fascinating landscapes and beautiful waterfalls. Not to be missed especially for the great dairy produce.

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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

So many attractions, out of the way up-market cafés, natural wonders and historical collections. I have recommended many places to friends and family and they have loved the Tablelands area also.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Tablelands are really worth a visit - particularly if you have your own car. There are lots of attractions - vineyards, coffee tasting, fishing and lots of interesting villages/small towns.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Well worth the drive, we spent a day travelling and exploring the area. The Crater is a must see and so is the coffee shop at Mareeba.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Grab a car, grab a map and plan the trip. Can be done in a day but best to allow 2 day trips from Cairns up to Atherton and return via Innisfail. Out Itinerary: Cathedral Fig Tree Lake Bernie Lake Eachlam Malanda Falls Curtin Fig Tree Atherton Mount Hypipamee National Park (Waterfall and The Crater) Millstram Falls (big and small)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The tablelands are beautiful and a must to visit if you're in or around Cairns. It is a beautiful car journey winding up the mountain and the sky rail is equally spectacular. On the tablelands i recommend visiting some of the Coffee plantations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Starting at the climb to Kuranda by car up to Mareeba, stopping for coffee at The Skyburuy plantation and on to the museum and information centre is a good way to start your Sunday morning. From there drive south to Atherton visit the Sunday markets then on to Herberton and Ravenshoe and see the majestic scenery of the Hinterland, finishing... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I will state first that I am keen on wildlife and am an avid photographer so my review will have some bias. I have been to the Atherton Tablelands 4 times in the last 14 years because of the variety and accessibility of wildlife. I have stayed at The Canopies, at Chambers Lodge, at Kingfisher Park and have camped in... More 

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