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Reviewed 11 July 2019

Lovely drive up through the tablelands, amazing views up to Yungaburra, Mareeba, just gorgeous.
Easy to stop & take some amazing photos.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Annieaug15
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Reviewed 8 July 2019

We did not want to drive too far with a two year old so decided to drive to The Boulders. We parked , played at the playground and walked 100 metres to a beautiful deep swimming hole. The little one paddled on the rocks and sand while adults swam in the clear refreshing water. Later we found the arrows to direct us to the Boulders which was like a swimming pool set into the river with shallow part for little kids and deeper part for adults. Beautiful crystal clear waters. We had to head back then so stopped for pies at the Babinda bakery. Unfortunately it had run out of many pies although I got a lamb and pea one which was delicious. Great little half day trip. There would have been plenty more to see but we had the baby so she had had enough.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Jacquitoo
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Reviewed 8 July 2019

The Atherton tablelands are huge. You have the northern tablelands, southern tablelands, and then towns in the middle (like Yungaburra and Atherton. We took the twisty road from Cairns on a day trip to tablelands, stopping at the Yungaburra Platypus viewing platorfm, curtain fig tree, the millaa millaa overlook, got some takeaway coffee and a snack in millaa millaa, visited millaa milla falls, and then too the highway south over the mountains back to Cairs stopping at Josephine Falls and Babinda Boulders. That was an awesome full day trip (left Cairns around 8:30 got back around 4:30). You have to really plan what you want to see on the tablelands because you could stay here for days and not see it all.

Date of experience: June 2019
11  Thank VTJedi
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

Malanda, Milla Milla falls, Lake Eacham - all a must do - you wont be disappointed. Get a hire car and explore.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Brett S
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Reviewed 27 June 2019

The area is on a high plateau and much cooler than the coast, we were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the drive around seeing the sites. The road from Innisfail to Millaa Millaa is the easiest to drive, Cairns to Karunda is a bit windy, but the road from Danbulla to Gordenvale is definitely not for the faint hearted but worth it. Do your research on where you want to visit to save on the driving.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 1970PaulJ
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