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Atherton Tablelands

#9 of 121 things to do in Cairns Features Animals
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4091 6945
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Atherton Tablelands Day Trip from Cairns Including Paronella Park and Millaa...
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Day Trip from Cairns
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always a pleasure visiting Kuranda, Mareeba and Atherton itself. Scenery especially going up the winding range road a must for motorcyclists but please be careful on the tight corners and keep on your side of the road. A lot of tourists in car hires and...More

Thank McShrek
Reviewed 1 week ago

On your honey moon, relaxing holiday, business meetings, family reunions, Start in Cairns, travel up to Kuranda, Mareeba, Tolga, ATHERTON, Herberton, Ravenshoe, Mt Garnett and furthewr west up to Normanton. Returning via Millaa Millaa Malanda, down the Gillies. Tourist resorts and animal attractions, coffee, wine,...More

Thank Noel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a drive up from Cairns on a whim. So glad we did. We saw DUCKBILLED platypus in the wild, a huge curtain fig tree and coffee plantation. I'd recommend planning at least a day trip if you're visiting Cairns.

Thank jacalynrudolph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atherton Tablelands is a large region filled with beautiful walks, lookouts, rolling hills, waterfalls and much more! Having missed it the first time I ventured down the East Coast I was so glad to have taken a few days exploring this area the second time....More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day leisurely touring the Tablelands in a rental car. Breathtaking scenery at every turn. We did the lakes, waterfalls and lookouts. So many great options for lunch, coffee and short stops. Travel tip- the winding roads are not great for kids prone...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We self drove from Cairns to Kuranda, then along to see a bunch of waterfalls, the Coffee Works at Mareeba and then back up the highway. Great day out

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great road trip to get there n well worth the effort,good cafes n shops in Atherton nad lots of places to visit on the trip up to the tablelands

Thank jhwesties
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive up to the Tableland is good enough on its own, then it gets better. Fabulous views. A drive through the bush is a joy. Termite hills by the thousand, kangeroos and the noisy but fun sulphur crested cockatoos. And to top it all,...More

Thank andrewrobarts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We followed the spectacular road to Kuranda, where we stopped for a look at the markets which were in the process of being set up, and a wander up and down the main street. We continued to Mareeba where we had a lovely lunch at...More

Thank Hans d
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We drove up to Mareeba from Cairns and and then with many stops to visit places and view the scenery we completed the loop back to Cairns. We had Scottish friends with us and one of the highlights for their whole trip was seeing platypuses...More

Thank Trevor-Bonnie B
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Hi, Would like to ask is it necessary to rent a 4WD vehicle to go to Atherton Tablelands or a normal vehicle will do? Best regards, Kean Leong
16 September 2015|
Response from Manu M |
Hi, normal vehicle is ok.
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