It's well worth the effort to hire a car in Cairns and travel to the Atherton Tablelands. It's less than an hour's drive from Cairns to Kuranda which is a lovely village in a rainforest setting. A half an hour's drive on and you arrive in Mareeba which is the centre of coffee growing on the tablelands. There are some wonderful coffee shops offering a huge variety of locally produced coffee products. Tolga Woodworks near Atherton has some beautifully crafted timber products featuring the unique timbers of North Queensland. Atherton is the centre of the dairying industry. Not far from Atherton are the beautiful crater lakes of Lake Eacham and Barrine. You can take a boat cruise around Lake Barrine and view the interesting wildlife of the area. Don't forget to see the Curtain Fig Tree near Yungaburra. If you have time to stay overnight, a trip to the Herberton Historical Village is very worthwhile.
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