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The Atherton Tablelands, Cairns Highlands and Gulf Savannah

The Atherton Tabelands, Cairns Highlands and Gulf Savannah region is home to some of the most beautiful and breath taking scenary in the world. Curtain Fig TreeMt Hypipamee Crater, Undara Lava Tubes and Paronella Park are just a few of the spectacular wonders of this region. 

Some of the most visited destinations include Kuranda, Mareeba, Millaa Millaa and Yunguburra.

Paronalla Park













The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Visitors can travel to Kuranda on Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway or by car or bus, via the spectacular Kuranda Range Road or over the rainforest on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda’s shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination, but to truly enjoy the ambience this village has to offer you really have to stay a few nights. 

Take the time to visit some of Kuranda’s many first class nature based tourist attractions, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos and reptiles. Don’t miss the famous Barron Falls, which are breathtaking. 

Mareeba is an hour's drive west of Cairns and its multicultural heritage has given the region its distinctive flavour. The fertile district has a reputation as a food lovers' paradise which can be discovered by visits to tropical fruit farms, coffee plantations, wineries and the Mareeba Markets held on the second and fifth Saturdays of the month.

Mareeba has perfect conditions for getting airborne with hot air ballooning at sunrise, taking to the air in a microlight or experience a flight in a restored warbird aeroplane from Mareeba Airport.

Nature based experiences can include cooling off in the rock pools after exploring around Emerald Creek Falls. A popular locals' picnic spot, Davies Creek Falls, also has camping grounds and there is a moderate 850 metre circuit walk which takes you to the head of the falls.

The Mareeba region is acknowledged by birding experts as the richest region for birdlife in Australia. The Mareeba Wetlands is a regionally significant Brolga and Sarus Crane roost, where the best wildlife watching is on the early morning 'Early Birder Tour' or during the 'Reserve Twilight Safari'.

Mareeba wetlands

Millaa Millaa
Beautiful Millaa Millaa, the ‘Village in the Mist’, is the gateway to the Southern Tablelands. At 873 metres above sea level, the town nestles in emerald hills surrounded by diary farms and a circuit of waterfalls. Its lookout presents the most expansive views in the area and the image of Millaa Millaa Falls has become an icon of the region. 

The picturesque waterfalls have been attracting visitors to Millaa Millaa for over a century. At the turn off just south of town is The Falls Teahouse, a gracious building that offers accommodation, morning and afternoon teas and information to the many visitors who take the waterfall circuit. The circuit begins at Teresa Creek Road, encompassing Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls. Stop at Millaa Millaa Falls and look for platypus late in the afternoon. 

Milla Milla Falls

Yungaburra’s high profile landmark, the amazing Curtain Fig Tree, is only minutes from the village and is accessed by a short boardwalk from the sealed road. The Lake Eacham Hotel, or Yungaburra Pub as it’s commonly known, is a magnificent showpiece of Federation architecture. 

Bushwalking is the ideal way to encounter the wildlife of the surrounding areas. A network of easy and moderate walking tracks will lead you through wetlands, rainforest, scrub and lake-side paths. The village is set below Mt Quincan, an extinct volcanic crater whose slopes cradle the timber pole treehouses of Mt Quincan Crater Retreat, which is also happens to be a great place for wildlife watching.

Yungaburra’s focal attraction is the Peterson Creek walking circuit where there are nearly always platypus to be spotted and the re-vegetation program has ensured the Tree-Kangaroos are also making their home there. The Platypus viewing platform at Peterson Creek provides an excellent place to watch these elusive creatures. Nearby Tinaburra Waters is popular for water skiing and fishing, with easy access boat ramp.



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