Atherton Travel Guide

  • A SELECTION OF TROPICAL FRUITS.
    A SELECTION OF TROPICAL FRUITS.
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  • HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS TRANQUIL LAKE  NOBODY HERE!!
    HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS TRANQUIL LAKE ...
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  • ALWAYS USE A STRONG SUNSCREEN AT LEAST 30+
    ALWAYS USE A STRONG SUNSCREEN AT LEAST...
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Atherton Things to Do

  • Zillie Falls

    Not much to say here. The Zillie Falls is another beautiful waterfall in this area. In good weather this would be nice for a bath, with shower.

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  • Ellinjaa Falls

    Ellinjaa Falls: A little bit longer to walk to these falls, especially, if you want to take a picture from below.If it is raining (as it was, when we were here), the ground gets slippery, too, so take care and have shoes with good soles. On the good side, rain will make all the falls in this area more spectacular.The way is normally well maintained...

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  • Barron Falls

    The bigest and most impressive of the many waterfalls in this surrounding.Especially if you have had quite a lot of rain before (as we didi: see picture).

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  • Milaa Milaa Falls

    The most tropical looking waterfall.Would make a nice film-set. I a wonderful picture spot.(That it is actually quite a big waterfall you can see at the person standing in the right in front of it)

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  • Another forest giant

    And another tree of up to 300 years old, that somehow many years ago the loggers missed...it's the only huge tree of its kind remaining in this forest and the surrounding area.

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  • The Curtain Fig Tree

    This huge tree (up to 300 years old) is marked on the map as a tourist attraction in itself, and when we saw it, we could understand why!Absolutely huge!

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Atherton Restaurants

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    Lake Barrine Tea House: Fun place to stop for a bite

    by phalangid Written Feb 16, 2006

    This is a functional burger joint with reasonable food. Go for the huge burger with 'the lot'. The food isn't fantastic, but the view is, and there's a nice hike around the lake (as well as a boat tour but why bother?) for before or after a snack. If you're driving through the tablelands this is a good stop on your way from Cairns to more remote places, and very relaxed.

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Atherton Warnings and Dangers

  • ALWAYS CARRY A STRONG MOSQUITO REPELLANT

    ATHERTON TABLELANDS Whenever travelling in the northern parts of Australia now always carry and use a strong mosquito and insect repellant. Due to the tropical climate the chance of being bitten by mosquitos is vey high..Recent heavy rains and storm and cyclone activity has added to the risk..In the evening make sure that you are wearing loose...

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  • DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE HEAT OF THE SUN

    ATHERTON TABLELANDS Whenever travelling in these tropical areas never underestimate the heat in the sun.. When you are out and about here, it is like the locals don't take any notice, but you will see most have long sleeve shirts and are all wearing a hat. Always make sure that you are using a strong sunscreen at least 30+ and wear a wide brimmed...

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  • Leeches in the Rainforest

    The picture shows Ellinka Falls, another of the many waterfalls around here.Mostly you park your car nearby and walk down the path through the wood to the fall.If its rainy (as we had it) this path can be quite slippery.Also we had to find out, that there are leeches. They don?t wait for you in the water but on the trees and you catch them up by...

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Atherton Favorites

  • Purple flowering trees

    The most beautiful thing I noticed upon reaching the outskirts of the town of Atherton itself, were the beautiful purple blossomed trees, that we hadn't seen anywhere else in Queensland. I've no idea what type of trees they were, unfortunately.

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  • Historic Church

    Here we have a historic wooden church in a little town on the way to Atherton. The detailed brochure actually says that this is the most historic village in North Queensland, but when we got out of the car, the old buildings are far and few between, and there's not that much to see. The few old buildings we did find though were nice, but they just...

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