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With historic towns set amongst the lush tropical landscape of Far North Queensland, the Atherton Tablelands boast endless year-round activities.
The landscape formed over millions of years on extinct volcanoes the nutrient rich soil feeds a rich and thick natural tapestry of rainforest, dotted with lakes and falls created by volcanic craters. Be sure to bring your swimmers to take a dip in Lake Eacham or enjoy a Devonshire Tea at the tea house on the shore of Lake Barrine.
The region has a long European history of mining and farmland. Explore the townships of Malanda, Atherton and Yungaburra for glimpses into life as it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
With diverse habitats ranging from lush rainforest to swampy wetlands, The Atherton Tablelands is a bird watchers paradise.
Bromfield Crater is the home and breeding ground for the Sarus Crane and Hasties Swamp nearby is teeming with native birdlife frolicking in the wetlands.
The World Heritage Waterfall circuit will take you on a scenic adventure through the tablelands most beautiful waterfalls such as Millaa Millaa, Zillie and Elinjaa Falls. Timing your visit could also mean that you could spot an elusive platypus or Ulysses butterfly.
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