Drive/Trails

The Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands are one of Tropical North Queensland’s best kept secrets.

Whether you want to experience the closeness of the unique, World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests, see the wide open spaces of the outback, or get up close and personal with the native flora and fauna, this destination has it all!

This unique region is comprised of several areas, including Kuranda, Mareeba, Tolga, Tinaroo, Atherton, Yungaburra, Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine, Chillagoe, Irvinebank, Malanda, Milla Milla, Tarzali, Herberton, Ravenshoe and the Gulf Savannah. See below, or click on the name, for more information.

It is also home to Tropical North Queensland’s greatest array of fresh water storages and an amazing number of waterfalls which can be accessed on well-maintained, short, walking tracks. Waterfall options are vast, encompassing some 18 different locations, including but not limited to: the mighty Barron Falls, Davies Creek Falls, Emerald Creek Falls, Granite Gorge, Malanda Falls, Milla Milla Falls, Zillie and Elinjaa Falls, Mungali Falls and Millstream Falls.

  • Karumba Library and Visitor Information Centre

    Karumba Visitor Information Centre and Library have local brochures, and information that covers Townsville to Cooktown, Townsville to Mt Isa, the lovely Atherton Tablelands and along the Savannah way to Karumba and Karumba to Winton. Our little library is part of Rural Libraries Queensland, which gives you access to over 300 000 books available through […]

  • Normanton Visitor Information Centre and Library

    Come into the Normanton Visitor Information Centre in the historic Burns Philp Building, located on the corner of Landsborough and Caroline Streets, where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a cool drink and talk to the friendly staff. You might like to purchase a small souvenir and browse Normanton’s attractions and history. […]

  • Yungaburra Information Centre

    When you’re planning your next North Queensland holiday, please contact the friendly volunteers at the Yungaburra Information Centre. They will help you with all information about Yungaburra Heritage Village and the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia, General tourist information, what’s on, where to go, tourist maps, tourist shop, gifts, souvenirs, general information on the area. […]

  • Malanda Falls Visitor Centre

    The Malanda Falls Visitor Centre is located on the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns, in the midst of the crater lakes and waterfalls region. Nestled beneath the canopy of the towering rainforests, this is a great place to stop on your travels and discover more about this unique region of Tropical North Queensland, the wildlife, […]

  • Ravenshoe Visitor Centre

    Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland and is well known as the home of Australia’s widest waterfall and the steam train ‘Capella’. The Visitor Centre has displays about the history and wildlife of the Wet Tropics world heritage area, and the adjoining Nganyaji Interpretive Centre uncovers the rich culture of the Jirrbal rainforest people. […]

  • Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre

    The Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre is situated in Herberton , the oldest town on the Tropical Tablelands 90 minutes west of Cairns Queensland Australia. The town sits on a hilly landscape with streets dotted with jacaranda trees. The Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre seeks to interpret the mining history, and […]

  • Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

    Drop in and enjoy the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre. We are here to help turn your holiday into an exciting journey of discovery, where you experience the true character of our regions beauty and charm. Our Centre offers something different for those looking for that perfect gift, coffee on the deck or […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]