Top things to do in Atherton

Top Choice Animal Sanctuary in Atherton

Tolga Bat Hospital

This bat rehabilitation centre south of Atherton runs excellent guided tours every afternoon which include a video presentation followed by an introduction to some of the patients, from tiny orphaned flying foxes to…
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. It's not all ab…
Museum in Atherton

Crystal Caves

Crystal Caves is a gaudy mineralogical museum that houses the world’s largest amethyst geode (more than 3m high and weighing 2.7 tonnes) and more than 600 other crystals and glittering rocks. Crack a geode experienc…
Farm in Atherton

Gallo Dairyland

Kids absolutely adore this working farm, with 500 milking cows, tons of other friendly critters and a cheese factory (not to mention the handmade chocolates). The attached cafe makes great lunches and afternoon teas…
Indian in Atherton

Baba Curry

Authentic Indian curries (gluten-free) with lots of vegetarian options make this a popular dine-in or takeaway place on Atherton's main street. Rich aromas of biryani or korma waft out of the kitchen and the atmosph…
Temple in Atherton

Hou Wang Miau Temple

Thousands of Chinese migrants came to the region in search of gold in the late 1800s. All that’s left of Atherton's Chinatown now is this fascinating 1903 timber corrugated-iron temple museum, run by the National Tr…
Chinese in Atherton


When Tablelanders want to celebrate, they head to Pagoda, locally famous for large portions of Westernised Chinese, low prices and a lively atmosphere. It's a few blocks west of the town centre, next to the Atherton…
Indian in Atherton

Khan's Curries

If you're not in the mood for cooking but don't feel like sitting in a restaurant, grab a curry from this immensely popular takeaway joint. Vegetarian as well as classics such as Kashmiri rogan josh.
Cafe in Atherton

Gallery 5

A solid breakfast choice, Gallery 5 has a bright feel with its scarlet decor, artworks on the walls and tables on the footpath. Lunch offers a tempting range of salads, paninis and savoury tarts.
Food & Drink in Atherton

Tastes of the Tablelands

One-day festival showcasing the produce of the Tablelands with paddock-to-plate exhibitions, demonstrations, feasts and entertainment in the grounds of the Chinese temple.