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Atherton Tablelands

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Address: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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My family of 4 (kids 11 and 13 yrs old) did a day trip from Cairns. Amazing diversity, really worthwhile day trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family of 4 (kids 11 and 13 yrs old) did a day trip from Cairns. Amazing diversity, really worthwhile day trip.

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Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Following the great rainfall we have enjoyed in the region of late, I wanted to take a day trip to the Atherton Tablelands to, hopefully, see the waterfalls in their full glory. Four of the five were torrents, while Barron Gorge was a little disappointing - saved by the lovely walk on the boardwalk. Our preference is for quieter places... More 

Thank Vickie W
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always at least 5 degrees cooler on the Tablelands than in Cairns. Beautiful area and best to see driving by car.

Thank Jodi S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rolling green hills, spectacular waterfalls & rainforest everywhere! Atherton Tablelands exceeded our expectations. We stayed two nights but could easily have spent longer. Plenty to do and see for free or else also some paid attractions around. Get to the waterfalls (any of them) early (8-9am) and you may be lucky enough to have them to yourself.

Thank aimz32
los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a car and drove out to the Milla Milla waterfalls for a day trip. We didn't go in the water but instead took pictures and just enjoyed the view for a bit. We headed back and stopped at Lake Barrine which was even more beautiful! The lake was honestly one of the most gorgeous I've ever seen and... More 

Thank oneinfivebill
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volcanic crater lakes, the waterfalls, the food, the diversity of this area needs to be seen and experienced.

Thank wildbrumby58
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our drive here. Unfortunately the Gillies highway is very windy so my little one did get car sick. But so many beautiful spots to stop and see and take gorgeous photos. Definitely worth the drive.

Thank Shannon C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit there is so much to see it is not promoted that well and should be you will need more than a day here as there is just to much to see , it is a pity Australians travel to places overseas as we have so much here .

Thank oskardog
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Atherton Tablelands offer extraordinary visual delights, we did the waterfall trail and went to the giant figtree, great photo opportunities, we swam at the waterfalls and drove through some amazing countryside, the driving at times was challenging as I normally only drive in the city and this has some very twisting trips up and down the mountains......fun lots and... More 

Thank Dragonmum66
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Atherton Tablelands is an incredible, safari-like landscape that proves the geographic diversity of Queensland. Mighty trees and rolling, lush, green hills cover the countryside. Multiple loop drives and short walks provides activities for both the active and leisure travelers. A must do if you are visiting the nearby coastal area around Cairns. The region is dotted with spectacular waterfalls... More 

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