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Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle

Address: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4035 5566
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$146*
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Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park and Millaa...
93%
Ranked #11 of 98 things to do in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Norfolk, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Dr. Tours Travel Specialists arranged this full-day tour for me. 20 people in a mini-bus. What a deal - AU$38! 3 waterfalls, Lake Eacham, tablelands, and a wind down Gillies highway. Only one complaint: I think the guide rushed us through a bit.

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sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed for one night at the Mena Creek Hotel and visited Paronella Park the next day.The guided tour was fantastic .It is a must see destination and you will be overcome by its magic!!! Continued on through the Atherton Tablelands to all the waterfalls and lakes to Cairns and loved every moment of it.Enjoyed Millaa Millaa Cafe on the... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Wow! You can't just go to Cairns for the reef! So much more to see - and less weather dependent. Leave it others who have described it all so aptly. I just wanted to give my thumbs up.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

So much to see on the Tablelands, Curtain fig Tree, Josephine Falls, Lake Barrine the Crater & my favourite Paronella Park, all "must sees" when visiting Cairns & the Tablelands.

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Atherton Tablelands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Paronella Park shows it takes one person to make a difference. Have been 5 times over past 20 yrs. One person's feat continues to inspire me. Waterfalls Circuit Millaa Millaa well worth seeing what nature has created. Tablelands in general has so many hidden treasures. You just need to know where to discover them.

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Brownsville, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We rented a car for a couple of days and one of them we headed down t the tablelands. Great day! Went to the lake for tea, saw many waterfalls, the spanish castle, the skywalk, etc. Highly reccommend it if you have an extra day, and don't mind the driving.

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Canadian Lakes, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We rented a car for a day and drove up the mountain to the tablelands--what a breath of fresh air. The weather was a bit cooler and the pastoral scenes were so calming. A nice change!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Tableland have so much to offer. There are so many wonderful experiences from tasting an array of coffee flavours, to ice-cream, to nuts. The woodworking is an absolute work of art and talent. The waterfalls are amazing as is the Spanish Castle, all these places just got all your senses going. Highly recommend them.

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There are so many waterfalls to see - you need at least 2 days to get around to the majority of them. Paronella Park was wonderful - it is amazing what one man accomplished here.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went for a day across the Tablelands. The Spanish castle was an unusual stop and an interesting family story. The guided tour was too brief and rushed. Not enough time to explore this imaginative folly.

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