Atherton Tablelands

Area

Tropical North Queensland is undeniably one of the most exciting and diverse regions to visit in Australia and the Atherton Tablelands sits at the very heart of it. With its breathtaking waterfalls, scenic vistas at every turn, impressive lakes, lush rainforest and rugged outback, a visit to this region promises to be one of great contrast, beauty and exploration.

People often ask what is the best thing about the Atherton Tablelands. If you have ever visited the region, you will have discovered there is more than one. Visitors love to spend their days enjoying scenic country drives, leisurely boat cruises, wildlife spotting, experimenting with local food and unearthing the fascinating geological history.

Explore the gateways from the reef to the rainforest before you find yourself spoiled for choice in this stunning region. Plan to stay at least five days, as there is so much to see and do.

Divide your time between the Southern and Northern Tablelands on what will be an unforgettable self-drive journey and see for yourself the changing landscape of this diverse region.

For history buffs, the Atherton Tablelands boasts some incredible historical points of interest from wartime to Chinese settlement and Australia’s early pioneer days. Country markets brimming with local produce and homemade crafts are also worth a visit.

For those who like to play, you are entering an adventure playground complete with water sports, mountain biking, hiking and camping.

Roadside stalls offer a bounty of fresh goodies and depending on the season expect to find mangoes, watermelon, papaya, avocados, potatoes, pumpkin, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and more.

Quick Facts

The Atherton Tablelands area is a local government area (LGA) in Queensland. This area is home to 51 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Atherton Tablelands area is located approximately 1390kms from the capital Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Atherton Tablelands

Area Regional Council

Atherton

Urban

Population: 7331 | Atherton Tablelands

Herberton, Atherton Tablelands

Herberton

Urban

Population: 855 | Atherton Tablelands

This historic tin mining town on the banks of the Wild River is the oldest town...

Malanda

Malanda

Urban

Population: 1985 | Atherton Tablelands

Nestled high in the Atherton Tablelands of Tropical North Queensland and surrounded by lush rainforest, the...

Mount Garnet

Urban

Population: 430 | Atherton Tablelands

Ravenshoe, Atherton Tablelands

Ravenshoe

Urban

Population: 1400 | Atherton Tablelands

Ravenshoe, the highest town in Queensland at 920 metres, is a lush region of mountain pastures...

Tarzali

Urban

Population: 398 | Atherton Tablelands

Tinaroo

Urban

Population: 312 | Atherton Tablelands

Tolga, Atherton Tablelands

Tolga

Urban

Population: 2718 | Atherton Tablelands

Tolga is within approximately eight kilometres from Atherton, travelling through the rainforest canopied Kennedy Highway. Tolga...

Yungaburra

Urban

Population: 1239 | Atherton Tablelands

Kuranda, Village in the Rainforest

Wet Tropics Rainforest

Place Of Interest

Atherton Tablelands

Colourful, quirky Kuranda in the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforest has daily markets and a quaint...

Barrine

Rural

Population: 241 | Atherton Tablelands

Beatrice

Rural

Population: 99 | Atherton Tablelands

Butchers Creek

Rural

Population: 113 | Atherton Tablelands

Carrington

Rural

Population: 190 | Atherton Tablelands

Danbulla

Rural

Population: 47 | Atherton Tablelands

East Barron

Rural

Population: 234 | Atherton Tablelands

Ellinjaa

Rural

Population: 31 | Atherton Tablelands

Evelyn

Rural

Population: 241 | Atherton Tablelands

Gadgarra

Rural

Population: 3 | Atherton Tablelands

Glen Allyn

Rural

Population: 157 | Atherton Tablelands

Glen Ruth

Rural

Atherton Tablelands

Gunnawarra

Rural

Population: 13 | Atherton Tablelands

Innot Hot Springs

Rural

Population: 177 | Atherton Tablelands

Jaggan

Rural

Population: 188 | Atherton Tablelands

Kaban

Rural

Population: 101 | Atherton Tablelands

Kairi

Rural

Population: 442 | Atherton Tablelands

Kalunga

Rural

Population: 95 | Atherton Tablelands

Kirrama

Rural

Population: 9 | Atherton Tablelands

Koombooloomba

Rural

Atherton Tablelands

Kureen

Rural

Population: 122 | Atherton Tablelands

Lake Barrine

Rural

Population: 152 | Atherton Tablelands

Lake Eacham

Rural

Population: 457 | Atherton Tablelands

Lake Tinaroo

Rural

Atherton Tablelands

Maalan

Rural

Population: 26 | Atherton Tablelands

Middlebrook

Rural

Population: 55 | Atherton Tablelands

Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa

Rural

Population: 514 | Atherton Tablelands

Millaa Millaa is an Aboriginal word meaning plenty of water or waterfall and this is as...

Millstream

Rural

Population: 1246 | Atherton Tablelands

Minbun

Rural

Population: 75 | Atherton Tablelands

Minnamoolka

Rural

Population: 38 | Atherton Tablelands

Moomin

Rural

Population: 133 | Atherton Tablelands

Moregatta

Rural

Population: 9 | Atherton Tablelands

Mungalli

Rural

Population: 44 | Atherton Tablelands

North Johnstone

Rural

Population: 77 | Atherton Tablelands

Peeramon

Rural

Population: 628 | Atherton Tablelands

Silver Valley

Rural

Population: 144 | Atherton Tablelands

Topaz

Rural

Population: 165 | Atherton Tablelands

Tumoulin

Rural

Population: 109 | Atherton Tablelands

Upper Barron

Rural

Population: 451 | Atherton Tablelands

Wairuna

Rural

Atherton Tablelands

Walkamin

Rural

Population: 474 | Atherton Tablelands

Wondecla

Rural

Population: 638 | Atherton Tablelands

Wongabel

Rural

Population: 221 | Atherton Tablelands