We drove the loop through the Atherton Tablelands via Cairns to Mareeba & Port Douglas. Highly recommend driving up from Cairns via Port Douglas for impact of scenery. For a break stop off at the Coffee Works in Mareeba .
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What an incredible mix of open plains, farmlands, wetlands, rainforests, waterfalls and craters. A trip to the Tablelands is most definitely worth the drive. Most stop at Kuranda, I recommend locals and tourists alike, venture further. Mareeba is a pleasant drive from Kuranda and Barron...More
lots to see from Milla Milla to Kuranda and every thing between. Crater lakes, Platypus, Coffee and Tea plantations, water falls, tree kangaroos.
What a magical place we did a loop around the tablelands stopped in at different places to take in the views a must do when in Cairns
There is a multitude of things to see and do on the tablelands. Nerada Tea, Chocolate Factory, Distillery, Waterfalls, scenery. Just to name a few. There are some very good restaurants and cafes. Definitely worth a day visit. Very easy to drive yourself
This is an interesting drive past Kuranda and you will feel that you have experienced a different sued of the Cairns area.. There's a Great War museum and a war Cemetary. On the route there's lots of places to check out. If you like walking...More
Driving through unspoilt towns, going on beautiful walks in the rainforest. The highlight has to be Millaa Millaa Falls. Although the list is endless. If you're lucky, you'll spot a platypus in the dam.
Atherton Tablelands, Lake and Paronella Park a real must do whether by bus or car. So interesting, beautiful scenery and history, plenty of paces to stop for a rest and to eat.
We went on a daytrip (rather evening) with wait-a-while and had a glorious day. We saw platypus, tree kangaroos, carpet python, rat kangaroo, possums and so much more. Had we known about this place during our planning, we would have spend more time here!
Basing myself in Yungaburra I enjoyed the nearby waterfalls, sampled the local produce, observed the platypuses at play, walked the Avenue of Honour, strolled through the national parks and tasted local wines. Days were pleasantly cooler than on the coast and the food was superb.