Touch The Top — Discover the Real Atherton Tablelands

Top off  Your Trip!

Explore Nature

Ancient rainforest, waterfalls, crystal clear crater lakes, rugged outback, food, history, wildlife and more — a visit to the stunning Atherton Tablelands promises to be one of great contrast, beauty and exploration. Immerse yourself in nature’s playground on the Atherton Tablelands.

Top 5 Must Dos

  1. Ravenshoe — visit Queensland’s highest town. It’s the highest point of the Misty Mountains Wildnerness Trails and a great location for watching wildlife.
  2. Curtain Fig Tree — see Yungaburra’s high-profile landmark only minutes from the village.
  3. Mount Hypipamee Crater — meander along an 800m return walk to this amazing diatreme. The viewing platform extends 58m above the water and is not to be missed.
  4. Spot wildlife — the Atherton Tableland boasts a huge variety of wildlife, from platypus and tree-kangaroos to golden bowerbirds and sarus cranes.
  5. Herberton Walking Trails — From easy 1km to difficult 12km, these trails showcase the mining history, river and hills that surround the village.
Peter Lik (c) TEQ

Seek Adventure

Swim in enchanting volcanic crater lakes, paddleboard over the rainforest fringed pristine waters at Lake Barrine, and discover hidden waterfalls as part of the Millaa Millaa waterfall circuit. Put adventure on the top of your list and head to the Atherton Tablelands.

Top 5 Must Dos

  1. Walking trails — the Waterfall Circuit begins on Theresa Creek Road and encompasses Millaa Millaa, Zillie and Ellinjaa falls. If you’re looking for a challenge, Ravenshoe boasts a variety of trails.
  2. Biking — the cool, elevated plateau makes for some of the best mountain biking and road cycling adventures in Queensland. Single trails, challenging downhills, pump tracks and the Rail Trail, there’s something for all riding levels.
  3. Crater lakes — swim, paddle, picnic and walk in Crater Lakes National Park.
  4. Museums — explore the rich history including the Hou Wang Chinese Temple; World War II museums, memorials and trails, Herberton Mining Museum and so much more…
  5. Water sports —  sample some of the best swimming, paddling, skiing, fishing, sailing and boating in the Far North.