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Address: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Atherton Tablelands Eco-Tour

We went on a tour of the area. First we went to Lake Barrine Tea House where we enjoyed Devonshire tea with freshly baked scones then went on a boat ride around the lake. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went on a tour of the area. First we went to Lake Barrine Tea House where we enjoyed Devonshire tea with freshly baked scones then went on a boat ride around the lake. It was enjoyable and didn't take more than half an hour. We then went to Milla Milla Waterfall and enjoyed a refreshing swim under the falls.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Have relatives in this area and have been visiting for a number of years. Would recommended driving up from Cairns via Smithton and the Kuranda Ranges, stopping at Barron Gorge and Kuranda, up to Mareeba, Atherton then back to Cairns via the Gilles ranges, stopping at Malanda, Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine. There are plenty of tourist attractions, scenic views... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Best to do a circuit from Cairns, up the Gillies Range to Lake Barrine for morning tea, then to Lake Eacham, Malanda, Atherton, Mareeba, Kuranda, down the Kuranda Range and back to Cairns. Magnificent views, plenty of places to stop for coffee or lunch etc. This drive will take you 4-5 hrs with stops but there are many more attractions... More 

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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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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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Atherton Tablelands
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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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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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