Known locally as simply the Tablelands, the Atherton Tablelands are located just an hour from Cairns in Far North Queensland. From rolling hills and rushing waterfalls, to spectacular unspoilt natural scenery; from fascinating wildlife and gourmet food trails to wide outback skies, it takes more than a day or even a holiday, to truly discover the hidden secrets of this region. Many people come for a holiday and return for a lifetime!
TRC covers an area of 11,000km2 and is home to some 26,000 people. The administrative hub of TRC is in Atherton, while a network of smaller villages interconnect across the region, each each with its own unique character. The Tablelands rise from 500-1100 metres above sea level, and it is this altitudinal variation which gives the Tablelands its cool tropical climate, some say the best climate in the world! There is a marked difference between seasons and between areas, from high rainfall mountains of the coastal ranges in the east, green dairy country to the south, and open savannah woodland to the west. The diversity in a small region is incredible which makes it a fascinating area to explore and in which to live.
Find out more:
Drop in to talk to a local at one of Council’s accredited Visitor Information Centres.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On-line accommodation bookings can be made at www.athertontablelands.com.au