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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…
Museum in Atherton

Crystal Caves

Crystal Caves is a gaudy mineralogical museum that houses the world’s biggest amethyst geode (more than 3m high and weighing 2.7 tonnes). Crack a geode and take home your own glittery, gazillion-year-old souvenir. I…
Chinese in Atherton


When Tablelanders want to celebrate, they head to Pagoda, locally famous for large portions, low prices and a lively atmosphere. Sure, the food is Westernised Chinese and the decor old-fashioned, but somehow this ad…
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 corrugated-iron temple museum, run by the National Trust. Admission includes …
Indian in Atherton

Khan's Curries

If you're not in the mood for cooking but don't feel like sitting in a restaurant (though there is one here), grab a curry from this immensely popular takeaway joint. There's often a wait, so don't leave it too late…
Food & Drink in Atherton

Tastes of the Tablelands

One-day festival showcasing the produce of the Tablelands with paddock-to-plate exhibitions, demonstrations and, of course, feasts a'plenty.
Market in Atherton

Atherton Undercover Markets

Large market selling local fruit, veg, jam, honey, sauce, bread and more; if it's edible and homemade, you'll likely find it here.