Top things to do in Atherton Tablelands

Top Choice Park in Mareeba

Mareeba Tropical Savanna & Wetland Reserve

Home to more than 200 bird species, this wonderful 20-sq-km reserve includes woodlands, grasslands, swamps and the expansive Clancy's Lagoon, a birdwatchers' nirvana. Kangaroos, echidnas, dingos, snakes and scores o…
Top Choice Cave in Chillagoe

Chillagoe−Mungana Caves National Park

This park boasts a magnificent miscellany of features including 400-million-year-old limestone caves, indigenous rock art, eerie outcrops and the looming ruins of Chillagoe's old smelters. The park is spread across …
Top Choice Historic Building in Herberton

Historic Village Herberton

A must-see on any comprehensive Tablelands trip, this fascinating village houses over 50 heritage buildings, fully restored and relocated here from across the region. Exhibits range from a school to a sawmill, a ban…
Top Choice International in Kuranda

Kuranda Veranda

Hidden away in the foliage at the Kuranda Rainforest Park, this superb restaurant serves up massive portions of steaks, stir-fries and salads. Kids will have fun ticking off the ingredients for their very own 'creat…
Top Choice Cafe in Atherton

Petals & Pinecones

Creative, cute and quite unlike anywhere else on the Tablelands, this fun cafe-gallery is locally famous for its outrageous desserts and milkshakes garnished with everything from brownies to popcorn and all the loll…
Top Choice Cafe in Millaa Millaa

Mungalli Creek Dairy

Tuck into tasting platters of creamy yoghurt and cheese at this lovely, welcoming biodynamic dairy. For something more substantial, there's a seasonal menu of organic and locally sourced goodies including ploughman'…
Top Choice Market in Kuranda

Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets

Follow the clouds of incense down to these atmospheric, authentic village markets. Operating since 1978, they're still the best place to see artists at work and hippies at play. Pick up everything from avocado ice c…
Top Choice Museum in Malanda & Around

Malanda Dairy Centre

This welcoming spot is a great place to have a break from your Tablelands travels; have a browse around the Mabi Gallery (featuring photos and artworks by talented locals) and the quaint, kid-pleasing museum that hi…
Top Choice Pub Food in Yungaburra

Yungaburra Hotel

This wonderful, welcoming, original-timber country pub ranks as one of the best in the state, let alone on the Tablelands. It often hosts live jams and bands; even if there's nothing on, it's an ideal place to sink …
Top Choice Pub Food in Ravenshoe

Ravenshoe Hotel

Who could resist the chance to sink a schooner at the highest pub in Queensland? This welcoming place is run by the same family that originally established it in 1927. The restaurant has a surprisingly extensive and…