Introducing Atherton Tablelands
Tropical green gives way to heaven-sent countryside as one moves through the sensuous Tablelands, inland from the coast between Innisfail and Cairns, and the site of the continent’s most recent volcanic activity, some 10, 000 years ago. With an altitude of more than 1000m in places, the Tablelands offers some of the best self-drive terrain around, but the trick is not to rush it – this is slow travel at its best and a couple of days exploring the Tablelands’ waterfalls, lakes and national parks is seriously relaxing.
Atherton Tablelands destination guides
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a variety of options including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise
Hit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You'll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns, go shopping in the Kuranda Markets, ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, soar over the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic helicopter tour, take a lunchtime cruise on the reef, then spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling or diving bef.