See & Do

The Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands offer Tropical North Queensland and Australian countryside at its very best.

Your holiday of a lifetime can include places of unique scenic beauty, tracing the steps of our pioneers, or enjoying the taste delights of exotic and native fruits, coffee, tea and unlimited regional cuisine.

It’s all here, waiting for you to experience, explore and enjoy – please see a list of tours and attractions below.

Shopping

The Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands are home to many talented local artisans, who create unique pieces, inspired by the surrounding natural beauty.

Scattered across the Tablelands, there are many galleries, stocking unique pieces of woodwork and paintings: a special memento from your visit.

There are also a great range of culinary gifts for you to choose from: some shopping options are listed below for your convenience.

  • The Crystal Caves

    One hour from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands, share one man’s passion for crystals and fossils at the Crystal Caves.   Journey through 300m2 of tunnels and grottos that Rene built to feature his million year old natural crystals and prehistoric fossils.   Take a self-guided tour and marvel at the interactive displays which allow […]

  • Golden Drop Winery

    Located just outside Mareeba is Golden Drop Winery, a family-owned and operated business. The Nastasti Family’s product is 100 per cent Australian and produced from their very own Australian Kensington Red Mangoes. Over the past 25 years, this plantation has grown to have more than 17,500 trees, making it one of the largest mango plantations […]

  • Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

    The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is a Tourism Queensland accredited centre and a member of the Queensland Information Centres Association. The centre is located in Centenary Park at the top end of Coondoo Street.   The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is your first stop on the way to the Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highlands and the Savannah […]

  • Kur-Cow Barnwell Farm

    Located in Kuranda, 35 minutes from Cairns is where you will find Kur-Cow Barnwell Farm, home to cattle grazing and organic farm venture on the Atherton Tablelands. The original Barnwell Farmhouse has been lovingly restored to its former glory, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy the property, swim in the creeks and watch the cattle […]

  • Atherton Tablelands Visitor Information Centre

    The Atherton Tablelands Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of the region and has information about all the Tablelands and the adjoining areas.   You can book tours and accommodation right across Queensland, and make your National Parks campsite bookings at this centre. Call into the accredited Visitor Information Centres as you travel […]

  • Food Trail Tours

    Enjoy a unique food and wine experience traveling from Cairns to the amazing Atherton Tablelands. Visit Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, at Lake Barrine and the Curtain Fig.   Travel off the beaten track, onto small family farms. Tour plantations and hear the stories behind regional foods, from paddock to plate. Excite your taste buds as you savour the flavours offered by the producers.   This day tour visits a […]

  • Birdworld Kuranda

    Discover the friendliest and cutest Australian wildlife at  Birdworld located right in the heart of Kuranda Village.   Birdworld Kuranda is a free-flight walk through exhibit allowing visitors to interact with a spectacular collection of birds from Australia and around the world.   Birdworld boasts a large and very colourful collection of native and exotics […]

  • Kuranda Koala Gardens

    Discover the friendliest and cutest Australian wildlife at Kuranda Koala Gardens located right in the heart of Kuranda Village.   Kuranda Koala Gardens give you the opportunity to see some of Australia’s most unique wildlife up-close, including wallabies, gliders, quokkas, wombats, lizards, snakes and freshwater crocodiles. Take the opportunity to cuddle a koala and receive […]

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    The iconic Skyrail experience is a must do Cairns attaction that provides a truly unique perspective ofAustralia’s World heritage listed tropical rainforest- immersing guest in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of one of the most botanical fascinating areas on earth.   The uniqueness of the Skyrail experience is epitomised by the purpose-built gondolas that […]

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest.   The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even […]