Atherton Tablelands

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The Atherton Tablelands is the mountain hinterland region of the tropical city of Cairns. The cool, elevated plateau is one hour’s drive west and are an ideal self-drive destination. The region is famous for spectacular waterfalls, tropical rainforests, outback escarpments; agriculture and gourmet produce and getaway/short break accommodation.

Atherton Tablelands offers some of the best mountain bike and road cycling adventures in Queensland. Magnificent flowing single track, family trails, epic mountain bike rides and scenic back country road rides that will take your breath away.

Whether you ride for the fun of it, or push yourself to the limit the Atherton Tablelands has something for everyone. The rolling, paved country roads have little traffic, the mild temperatures provide the perfect conditions for year round cycling and the scenic rides interconnected by quaint villages are just waiting to be explored.

Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park just east of Mareeba, is a mixture of 21 kilometres of fire-road and singletrack which can be ridden in its entirety or in sections.  The trails are within State Forest and quite close to Davies Creek National Park / Dinben State Forest. There are some scenic sections towards the back of the track so make sure you take a minute to enjoy.

 

The Atherton Tablelands also boasts world class dedicated mountain bike trails designed by World Trails, with access with Atherton township. Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park has almost 60 kilometres of off road cycle tracks, which will grow over the next five years. These trails, as they open, will connect with a network of internal roads such as State Forestry and fire roads to create cycle routes to eventually link key towns across the Atherton Tablelands.

     
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    BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park

    Eco Certified for Nature Based Tourism and backing onto state forest, their Park is set amongst six acres of award winning gardens also boasting a large variety of birdlife, their Park is a birdwatchers haven. Situated one and a half kilometres from...

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    Bike and Bird Accommodation

    Bike and Bird Accommodation is a fully self-contained Queenslander, suited to travellers, families and adventure groups seeking short-term/weekend/holiday lodgings. Conveniently located in the heart of Atherton – a short stroll from gourmet caf...

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    Atherton Hinterland Motel

    Offering a variety of room options within the central town area of Atherton, located in the heart of the Tablelands. The Atherton Hinterland Motel, nestled on over 10000 square metres of land, is ideally located near the centre of town and only a 10 ...

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    Atherton Hallorans Leisure Park

    Atherton Halloran's Leisure Park is a quiet, peaceful and relaxing park set on 6.5 acres accommodating in villas, units, powered sites and camping on the base of Hallorans Hill, an extinct volcano on the edge of Atherton close to major attractions. ...

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    Barking Owl Retreat

    Atherton Tablelands Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay accommodation, Barking Owl Retreat in Kairi, on the Cairns Highlands offers private luxury accommodation with the friendliness and atmosphere of a traditional bed and breakfast farm stay. This Atherton ...

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    Bushland Cottages and Lodge

    The Lodge and The Cottages Yungaburra, Atherton Tableland are fully self contained with all linen supplied. Set in eight acres of bushland bordering Peterson Creek, yet a short stroll to all facilities; these include restaurants, pub, take-away, but...

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    Kookaburra Lodge Motel

    Set inland from Cairns is a quaint little village in the heart of the Tablelands. Yungaburra with all its history is National Trust registered. It is also home to wonderful Kookaburra Lodge. Nestled in a pocket of open rainforest, Yungaburra is ri...

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    Curtain Fig Motel

    The Curtain Fig Motel is a heritage style motel, centrally located in the heart of the historic village of Yungaburra on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands only one hour's drive from Cairns, North Queensland. Your hosts, Mark and Jane Johnson, offer ...

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    On the Wallaby Lodge

    On The Wallaby is an award winning Eco Lodge with budget accommodation in the heart of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. Only one hour from Cairns. A maximum of up to 35 people can enjoy this welcoming, relaxed, clean and friendly lodge. Guest...

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    Mt Quincan Crater Retreat

    Mt Quincan Crater Retreat is ideally situated in the heart of the Cairns hinterland on the Atherton Tablelands. The Retreat is centrally located to the lakes, waterfalls and many other natural attractions this beautiful area offers. The Retreat is j...

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    Tinaroo Lake Resort - Holiday Apartments

    Tinaroo Lake Resort is located on a peninsula surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Tinaroo on the Tropical Tablelands, near Cairns in Far North Queensland. The delightfully appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments are self contained and a...

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    Danbulla National Park and State Forest Camping Ground

    Stay in one of the five camping areas along the 28 kilometre Danbulla Road and enjoy the unique features of the area including crater lakes, strangler figs, rainforest walks and places of important local history and interest. Camping permits are req...

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    Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages

    Discover the luxury of your own unique self contained cottage, hidden in a tranquil rainforest setting - ideally positioned to experience the beautiful Tablelands and just one hour from Cairns. Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages is a romantic getaway ...

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    Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges

    Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges are fully self-contained holiday lodges hidden in 1200 acres of lush, cool, highland rainforest bordering Lake Eacham National Park on the Atherton Tablelands. Experience excellent bird and wildlife viewing in a ...

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