The Atherton Tablelands are one of Australia’s best kept hidden gems. It’s made up of a massive diversity of landscapes, from cascading waterfalls to dense rainforests to emerald creeks.

It’s also known for its coffee plantations and agriculture and is one of the best places in Australia to try fresh fruit, nuts, and of course, coffee.

Things to Do in the Atherton Tablelands

Now you know a little bit about the Atherton Tablelands, it’s time to introduce you to the top attractions in the region.

Drive The Waterfall Circuit

Starting near the town of Millaa Millaa there’s a 15km circuit that embraces some of the best waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands region.

Check Out Millaa Millaa Falls

The waterfall is surrounded by lush rainforest. The water cascades into a pristine waterhole, perfect for swimming on those tropical humid days.

See Zillie Falls

The viewing platform is at the top of  Zillie Falls, but there is a muddy track (when it rains) taking you down to the bottom of the falls to see the cascading waterfall and rapids.

Walk to Malanda Falls

There’s a beautiful walk through the rainforest across the road from the falls and if you look up you might be lucky to spot a tree kangaroo.

Don’t miss the Curtain Fig Tree

This Curtain Fig Tree is incredible. It spans several metres across and the vines drape 15 metres down giving a lovely curtain effect.

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