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CAIRNS HIGHLANDS: TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

The Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands offer Tropical North Queensland and Australian countryside at its very best.

Your holiday of a lifetime can include places of unique scenic beauty, tracing the steps of our pioneers, or enjoying the taste delights of exotic and native fruits, coffee, tea and unlimited regional cuisine.

It’s all here, waiting for you to experience, explore and enjoy - please see a list of tours and attractions below.

 

Sandra Viden Design

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Established by Sandra Viden in 1991 in the tropical rainforest village of Kuranda Far North Queensland. SANDRA VIDEN DESIGN has built a reputation for effortless, trans-seasonal, easy fit style, encompassing functionality and clean lines in quality fabrics.

 

 

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Coffee Works

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Boutique Roasters and Chocolatiers of Tropical Australia is now recognised as the hottest thing on the gourmet trail, the Coffee Works shares the Australian coffee story with over 200,000 visitors every year.

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The Crystal Caves

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René Boissevain is a man with a passion. He has spent a lifetime travelling to every corner of the world to collect crystallised mineral specimens, gemstones, fossils and rocks. He searches only for the best – the most perfect, the most extraordinary, the most valuable, the rarest and the biggest.

 

 

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Avis

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Whether you're planning a trip for a day, a week or longer there's no better way to explore North Queensland than with Australia's number one car rental company - Avis!

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Budget

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Budget is renowned for meticulously maintained vehicles and quality service. They offer a wide range of cars, 4WDs, and minibuses as well as Australia's largest fleet of trucks and commercial vehicles. For all your rental needs, Budget drives your dollar further.

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Tablelands Regional Council

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The Tablelands region is an area covering 64,768 square kilometres of diverse landscapes including world heritage rainforests and crater lakes, expansive savannahs and wetlands, along with a variety of rural and agricultural farming.

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Coffee Works

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Boutique Roasters and Chocolatiers of Tropical Australia is now recognised as the hottest thing on the gourmet trail, the Coffee Works shares the Australian coffee story with over 200,000 visitors every year.  

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Golden Drop Winery

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Award winning Golden Drop Wines are a splendid family of Mango Wines lovingly and skillfully crafted from fresh, ripe and juicy exotic fruits right here on the Nastasi family owned and operated plantation near Mareeba.  Also available Port, Sparkling and Fortified Cellos.

Open daily from 9am to 5.30pm. Closed Christmas day and Good Friday. Anzac day open from 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls.

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Mareeba Shire Council

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The shire contains a remarkably diverse range of landscapes and vegetation as it incorporates four of the state’s bio-geographical regions, incorporating parts of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area to the east, the Einasleigh Uplands to the south, the Gulf Plains to the west and the Cape York Peninsula bioregion to the north.

The altitude of the Tablelands region moderates the tropical climate which means that Mareeba Shire enjoys cool, dry winters and warm, wet summers. During winter, daily minimum temperatures rarely fall below 15oC, while in summer the daily maximum temperature rarely exceeds 35oC.

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Skyrail

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Skyrail takes you on an unforgettable journey over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest and deep into the forest.

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Visitor Information Centres

Atherton Visitor Informatio n Centre

Cnr Main & Silo Road, Atherton

Phone: 1300 366 361

www.itablelands.com.au 

Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

Cnr Coondoo & Therwine Street Kuranda

Phone: 07 4093 9311

www.kuranda.org

Mareeba Heritage Museum & Visitor Information Centre 

345 Byrnes Street, Mareeba

Phone: 07 4092 5674

www.mareebaheritagecentre.com.au

Yungaburra Visitor Centre 

Maud Kehoe Park, Yungaburra

Phone: 07 4095 2416

www.yungaburra.com

Herberton Mining Museum & Visitor Information Centre 

1 Jack's Road, Herberton

Phone 07 4096 3474

www.herbertonvisitorcentre.com.au

Malanda Falls Visitor Centre 

Atherton-Malanda Road, Malanda

Phone: 07 4096 6957

www.malandafalls.com

Ravenshoe Visitor Centre 

24 Moore Street, Ravenshoe

Phone: 07 4097 7700

www.ravenshoevisitorcentre.com.au

Other Info Centres include: Chilligoe Hub (07) 4094 7111,

Mount Garnet Visitor Centre (07) 40979230,

Millaa Millaa Historical Museum & VIC (07) 4097 2725 

 

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Cairns Tropical Zoo

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A visit to the tropical north just wouldn’t be complete without seeing some of Australia’s fantastic wildlife up close.

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Big 4 Atherton Woodlands

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Atherton Tablelands have a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. Do you want to see what BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Holiday Park has to offer? Have a look at their website to take our virtual tour to see what accommodation styles and floor plans are availabel to choose. Powered caravan and camping sites with a well equipped camp kitchen and laundry facilities. More Info

 

Kuranda Koala Gardens

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See all of your favourite Australian animals at this boutique wildlife attraction located in the Heritage Markets Kuranda, the Village in the Rainforest.

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Atherton Information Centre

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The Atherton Information Centre is a fully accredited member of the Queensland Information Centre Association as is noted by the yellow I on display .

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Nerada Tea

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Located just minutes from the Tableland town of Malanda, Nerada Tea plantation location on Glen Allyn Road offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy the taste excellence of locally grown Tropical Highlands tea.

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Malanda Falls Visitor Centre

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The Malanda Falls Visitor Centre is located on the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns, in the midst of the crater lakes and waterfalls region.

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Ravenshoe Visitor Centre

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Ravenshoe, Queensland, is the friendly town located at the top of the Atherton Tableland. Located 920 metres above sea level the township is surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest and is the highest point of the Misty Mountains Trails.

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Malanda Dairy Centre

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The Malanda Dairy Centre is located in the friendly township of Malanda. Set against a backdrop of rolling green hills, world-heritage listed rainforests and amazing waterfalls, the Malanda Dairy Centre is a tribute to the pioneers who lived and farmed in the area over a century ago.

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Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

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The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is a Tourism Queensland accredited centre and is a member of the Queensland Information Centre Association.

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Chillagoe Hub and Information Centre

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Come and experience a lifetime of adventure in this speical part of Australia. All visitors marvel at the experience the natural wonder of Chillagoe, the history, both social and mining, the atmosphere of the area, the landscape formations and the country hospitality.

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Emu Ridge Gallery

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This two storey high Museum quality gallery includes dinosaur skeletons, fossils, gemstones and a unique gift shop.

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Birdworld Kuranda

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Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia, Birdworld Kuranda in the Australian highlands of the Atherton Tablelands displays no less than 75 species of the most spectacular birds from all corners of the planet - as well as from the earth’s fast diminishing rainforests.

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Gallo Dairyland

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Gallo Dairyland is the newest attraction on the magnificent Atherton Tablelands. It is a fully functional dairy farm that produces a range of gourmet dairy products and hand crafted chocolates.

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Lake Barrine Cruises and Tea House

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Enjoy the majestic splendour of Lake Barrine where tradition continues at this world-acclaimed natural attraction. Members of the Curry family have been operating Lake Barrrine rainforest cruise and Tea house since 1927.

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