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Stories and Tips Atherton

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Waterfalls

Written by LenR on 05 Sep, 2010

The Atherton Tableland is known as a great farming area and a pretty tourist region but one of its great appeals to me is the range of waterfalls that exist throughout the whole district. No matter which part of the Tableland you happen to be…Read More


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Herberton

Written by LenR on 05 Sep, 2010

Herberton is a town on the Atherton Tableland, located at 882 m above sea level. It has a population of approximately 1,500. The first European exploration of this area was undertaken in 1875 by James Mulligan. Mulligan was prospecting for gold, but instead found tin…Read More


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Lake Barrine Rain Forest Walk

Written by LenR on 05 Sep, 2010

A one hour drive from Cairns on the coast, via the scenic Gillies Highway, brings you to the cool atmosphere of the Atherton Tablelands, where you will come across a beautiful, enchanting natural lake hidden in World Heritage Rainforest. Whether you're interested in a fully…Read More


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Curtain Fig Tree

Written by LenR on 05 Sep, 2010

One of the best known attractions on the Atherton Tablelands, the famous Curtain Fig Tree, is only minutes from the town of Yungaburra, The tree stands 50 metres tall and spreads to 39 metres wide at the base and is over 800 years old. This…Read More


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