Vacation rentals and condo rentals are available at Atherton Tablelands, in Queensland
. 'The Tablelands', are cool, tropical Highlands located less than one hour's drive from Cairns
. The Atherton Tablelands (also known as the Cairns Highlands) is 90kms south-west of Cairns ranges from 500m to 1280m above sea level. Cairns Highlands are renowned for their mild tropical climate. Atherton Tablelands has World Heritage Rainforests, Waterfalls, National Parks, Crater Lakes and volcanic formations with a backdrop of rolling green hills as seen from you accommodations. Atherton is actually built on the side of an extinct volcano – Hallorans Hill. Taking the hiking trail you’ll see a curtain fig tree, miniature waterfalls rock pools and rainforest. Once you reach the lookout, you’ll experience sweeping views across some of the richest farming land in North Queensland, "The Seven Sisters" and Lake Tinaroo. Both Hallorans Hill and The Seven Sisters are the cinder cones of extinct volcanoes. From its beginnings as a timber-getter's camp and a staging post between the tin mines and the coast, Atherton has blossomed like its trademark Jacaranda trees.
Scenic drives, rainforest walks, giant trees, boat cruises and plenty of wildlife are easily accessible from your vacation rental accommodation. Both Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine have circuit walks around the lakes edge. The walks provide an opportunity to experience remnant Tablelands rainforest and see some wildlife such as the musky rat-kangaroo and more than 100 bird species.
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, Australia. Rising above a turquoise backdrop of the Coral Sea and Barrier Reef, less than an hour's drive from Cairns and Port Douglas
, you'll find another world. The bustling town of Atherton has many facilities including accommodation, eateries and shopping.
The Millaa Falls in the Cairns Highlands is the first of the three waterfalls on the Millaa Waterfall Circuit, 3km off the main road. Frequented by locals and tour groups alike as it is a popular swimming spot. Visit Mt Hypipamee National Park and see the Crater formed as a result of escaping gases blasting a vent hole clean through solid granite. Take the hiking trail which will lead you to Dinner Falls and see the various mountain falls and enjoy a swim in the various swimming holes along the way.
Discover for yourself a region so special and so diverse it's like a whole lot countries in one - stretching from lush rainforest to the true-blue character and characters of the outback ... with a fresh view around every bend. From your vacation rentals where else can you walk through Heritage-listed rainforest, or swim in a crystal clear crater lake; marvel at blazing outback sunsets; curl up by a crackling fire in the misty mountains; stand in awe at towering 1100 year old trees; explore limestone caves; see platypus, cassowaries, kangaroos and rare tree kangaroos in the wild ... all in the one outstandingly beautiful holiday destination!
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