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Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle

Address: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4035 5566
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Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park and Millaa...
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Ranked #7 of 34 Attractions 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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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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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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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
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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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Canberra, ACT
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I always rent a car and do several loops to take in the Cairns hinterland. One of my favourites is to travel south from Cairns, calling in at Babinda (The Boulders - look out for the brilliant cobalt blue ulyssees butterflies which flit through the carpark and across the water intermittently; also check out the "sensitive plants" along the bank... More 

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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took the eco northern tour. Brett was our knowledgeable and entertaining guide and driver.We enjoyed the whole experience the winding roads, the views from the mountains and the various walks and waterfalls and towns. Lunch was at inisfail.The ecology changes as the the temperature falls and is dependent on which side the rain falls. Advise to select a guide... More 

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Geldermalsen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Those waterfalls is a must see, for sure you MUST also get the Uncle o Briens tour from cairns! that the best tour i ever done, awesome fun with all togheter you go from waterfall to waterfall. you have nice lunch all togheter and the money is worth it!!

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Bundaberg, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Visits in past years have been beautiful. Waterfalls water depleted, hills brown Paronella Park microbats locked up as other priorities are being attended. All still definately worth visiting - loved the wind farm: like something from Sci-Fi!!!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Travelled to Maranda to Coffee Works, then through Atherton, visited half a dozen waterfalls, followed by the skywalk and finished up at the castle for the night tour. Probably too much for the elderly or kids to do in one day, but it is possible

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