Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba Outback and Gulf Savannah

Lush rolling hills, abundant wildlife, rugged bushland, tropical waterfalls, impressive lakes, rich history, gourmet food and wine, bird-laden wetlands, lush dairy pastures, World Heritage-listed rainforests and stunning ochre savannah plains are all within driving distance of each other and create a unique journey and offer amazing experiences.

Don't miss these bucket list experiences

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of one of the world’s most botanically fascinating areas that has remained relatively unchanged for 130 million years.

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a 10-hectare wildlife sanctuary and ecotourism park. It is one of the longest continually operating tourist attractions in Australia.

Cobbold Gorge

Cobbold Gorge provides tours and accommodation. Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah is a hidden outback oasis. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Queensland outback. 

Gallo’s Dairyland – Malanda

On the lush tropical Atherton Tablelands, you will find a dairy farm that has opened their gates to the public.  Fully operational dairy farm; a gourmet cheese factory; a café/restaurant; and hand-crafted chocolates.

Golden Drop Winery

Open 10am - 4pm. Call 07 4093 2750 if you wish to confirm. Purchase Mango and Fruit Wine, Liqueurs and Sparkling Wine from the winery, from our retailers or from our website.

Lake Barrine Cruise and Teahouse

Where the lake meets the rainforest. Teahouse & restaurant located on picturesque Lake Barrine shore. A 45-minute informative guided rainforest boat cruise is a must-do when visiting the lake.

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Information Centre

The Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre is your entry to a beautiful region and your pathway to understanding the rich and varied history of Mareeba.

Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures

Sit back and relax, take in the beautiful views as they take you on a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland.

Crystal Caves – Atherton

The Crystal Caves will rock your world! One hour from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands, share one man’s passion for crystals and fossils at the Crystal Caves.

Birdworld Kuranda

Surround yourself with living colour at Birdworld Kuranda, one of Australia’s largest collections of free-flying birds.

Rainforestation Nature Park

An all-weather attraction, home to the Army Duck Rainforest tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and the iconic Koala & Wildlife Park.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Kuranda.

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Boutique wildlife attraction, located in the Kuranda Rainforest Village. The wildlife park is home to an amazing array of Australian animals. Cuddle a Koala or visit the nocturnal exhibit.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Experience one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia.  Discover the living colour and natural beauty of a World Heritage-Listed Rainforest that is millions of years old.

Nerada Tea

Nerada Tea is the largest grower and manufacturer of tea in Australia.   Nerada Tea’s visitors’ centre is open to the public seven days. Visitors can discover how tea is grown and processed, take a tour of the factory, buy fresh tea or a special gift or simply relax and enjoy a Devonshire tea.

The local's favourite dining

Rainforest View Restaurant

A dining experience in a relaxed casual atmosphere, overlooking the rainforest from the open deck in the heart of Kuranda Village.

Mareeba Heritage Coffee House 

Located inside the Mareeba Heritage Museum the coffee house has locally sourced coffee with guilt free cakes or slices.  So come in to enjoy great food and coffee in heritage surrounds.

Barron Falls Hotel - Kuranda

Open from 10am, the local (top) pub in the rainforest village of Kuranda. Visit the sports bar, gaming, bistro for lunch and spacious outdoor deck. Home of local live music on Sundays- on the deck.

Mareeba Leagues Club

Good food at good value prices. Lunch daily from 11:30am and dinner daily from 6:00pm. Fox Sports, TAB and Keno available, as well as the latest poker machines.

Mungalli Creek Dairy

They serve decadent meals made from their biodynamic dairy products and locally sourced organic produce. They also serve fresh scones still warm from the oven, cheesecakes, ice-creams and yoghurt for morning and afternoon tea.

Quincan Cottage Café and Gallery

Enjoy meals made with all local ingredients and a freshly ground Proud Mary coffee. A quaint, relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.  Meander through the gallery to see unique antiques, collectibles and jewellery, plus work by local artists.


Bird’s in Bloom - Yungaburra

Birds ‘n’ Bloom Cottages are award winning, luxury Yungaburra accommodation, suitable for couples, families, groups and corporate guests.

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges

Hidden in 1200 acres of Lake Eacham's lush, tropical highland rainforest in the beautiful Waterfalls and Crater Lakes district of the Atherton Tablelands. Specifically catering for birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, naturalists, photographers, film crews and all those who want to have a true rainforest experience.

Chillagoe Tourist Village

Travelling through the Savannah Districts, The Chillagoe Tourist Village should be on your itinerary.  Offering a friendly outback experience, home to the renowned Chillagoe caves and the equally famous Chillagoe rodeo.

Curtain Fig Motel – Yungaburra

The Curtain Fig Motel is a heritage style motel, centrally located in the heart of the historic village of Yungaburra. Your hosts, Mark and Jane Johnson, offer a warm welcome to an affordable, friendly, country style accommodation.

Kookaburra Lodge - Yungaburra

The Kookaburra Lodge Motel is your quiet place in paradise, set amongst fragrant gardens in the Heritage Listed Village of Yungaburra, Tropical North Queensland and on the Atherton Tablelands.  Unwind and truly relax in carefree style.

Lakes Edge - Yungaburra

Lakes Edge Retreat is a fully self-contained one-bedroom studio on lake frontage, just four minutes’ drive from Yungaburra village.

Malanda Hotel Motel

Visit Malanda Hotel Motel 1911 Restaurant.  Stay the night or just play in the gaming room. Venue Hire and annual event entertainment.  Come visit us soon in the heart of Malanda.

Yungaburra Park Motel

Situated in Yungaburra hosting 10 spacious rooms for 1-6 people. Two of the self-contained family units have full cooking facilities or enjoy a midday picnic under the gazebo and have a family BBQ in the garden.

Malanda Lodge

Centrally located in the Atherton Tablelands and boasts Pickle & Smoke on site restaurant, a licensed bar and resort pool all set on 11 acres of landscaped grounds. The perfect location for country weddings or private functions.


Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery famous for its fossils and gemstone museum and our star attraction of the only Queensland life-sized Allosaurus!

The Australian Bush Store 

A long-standing Australian souvenir and clothing store in the heart of Kuranda. Locally owned and operated. Ecologically sustainable and Australian-made goods.


Like the pattern on a Zebra or Leopard, no two crocodile skins are the same. Each skin has an individual scale pattern making every genuine crocodile leather product unique.

Ceti Homemade Soap

Natural and organic locally handmade soap, bath and skincare products. kind on your skin and the environment. Based in Kuranda village

Coffee Works – Mareeba

ESPRESSO BAR. 8.00am-3.00pm Mon-Sun. Freshly made locally sourced, Chocolate Shop, Gift Shop - Gourmet to Gorgeous. Liqueurs.  Post mail order service is available online!

Crystal Caves – Atherton

The Crystal Caves will rock your world! One hour from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands, share one man’s passion for crystals and fossils at the Crystal Caves.

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