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Description

Atherton is the 'capital' of the lovely Tropical Tablelands, a land of beautiful lakes, waterfalls, rich red soil and tropical rainforest. Here the temperature is cooler, the pace is slower and there is a feeling of relaxation in the air.

The rich Tableland area is famous for producing peanuts, maize and potatoes. The area also has a number of natural attractions such as the Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa Falls, crater lakes and amazing rock formations.

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Atherton is ideally situated as a base to explore most places of interest in the Tablelands area. Accommodation varies from old Queensland style hotels to bed and breakfasts, rainforest retreats, caravan parks and backpacker hostels.

Atherton is about an hour and twenty minutes' drive south-west of Cairns.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Water Skiing
    Water Skiing

Other Information

General Comments

Atherton is the 'capital' of the lovely Tropical Tablelands, a land of beautiful lakes, waterfalls, rich red soil and tropical rainforest. Here the temperature is cooler, the pace is slower and there is a feeling of relaxation in the air. The rich Tableland area is famous for producing peanuts, maize and potatoes. The area also has a number of natural attractions such as the Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa Falls, crater lakes and amazing rock formations. Atherton is ideally situated as a base to explore most places of interest in the Tablelands area. Accommodation varies from old Queensland style hotels to motels, from caravan parks to backpacker hostels.

How To Get There

Access to Atherton is by sealed roads for all conventional vehicles. The Kennedy Hwy travels 33 kilometres North to Mareeba and then 65 kilometres east to Cairns. Travelling south further into the Atherton Tablelands, the Palmerston Highway will take you to Innisfail. Via the Rex Range you travel 125 kilometres to Port Douglas. Coach services run daily to Cairns and the surrounding areas. There is an aerodrome located at Atherton for flights to Cairns and the surrounding regions.

Access Public Transport

Coach services are available between the Atherton, Cairns and the surrounding Tableland areas. For more information check with your local visitors centre. There are also taxi services in town.


Today's Weather

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Atherton Weather Today - Mostly cloudy
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Weather last updated at 6:16pm Thursday, 24 April 2014.


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