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Atherton Tablelands.... Attractions & things to do

Galleries

  • Rainforest Gems Gallery26 Kennedy Hwy, Tolga - handcraft from the regions top artisans & jewellery made in our own studio.
    26 Kennedy Hwy, Tolga

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    • Tolga Woodworks - 89 - 91 Tostevin St, Tolga
    • Artistree Gallery - 14 Kehoe St, Yungaburra
    • Tableland Regional Gallery - Robert St, Atherton
    • Old Post Office Gallery - Chinese Temple - 86 Atherton Herberton Rd, Atherton


    Cafes & Restaurants

    • Tolga Hotel - 23 Main St, Tolga

    • Tolga Woodworks Cafe - 89 - 91 Tostevin St, Tolga

    • The Spring Bean - 60 Main Street, Tolga

    • Mareeba Deli & Wellbeing Cafe - Mareeba - 192 Byrnes St, Mareeba - nice area to sit out the back - shaded and with big fans

    • Mt Uncle Distillery & Bridges Restaurant - 1819 Chewko Rd, Walkamin

    • Jaques Coffee & Cafe - 137 Leotta Rd, Mt Emerald

    • Skybury Cafe - Mareeba - 136 Ivicevic Road, Paddy's Green, Mareeba  (10km west of Mareeba)
    • National Hotel - Mt Molly
    • Herberton Historic Village - Herberton - cafe located inside the historic village

    • Gallery 5 Cafe - 5 Atherton Herberton Rd, Atherton

    • Slotted Spoon Cafe - 2/116 Main St, Atherton

    • De Millaa's Coffee Shop - Millaa Millaa

    • Providore Cafe - 24 - 26 Gilles Hwy, Yungaburra

    • Nicks Swiss Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria - 33 Gilles Hwy, Yungaburra

    • Whistle Stop Cafe - 36 Cedar St, Yungaburra

    • Flynn's - 17 Eacham Road, Yungaburra

    • Quincan Cottage Cafe - 34 Gilles Hwy, Yungaburra

    • Lake Barrine Teahouse - Lake Barrine, Gilles Hwy

  • Great Locations

    • Cathedral Fig Tree - Gilles Hwy

    • Lake Eacham - off Gilles Hwy

    • Lake Barrine - Gillies Hwy

    • Curtain Fig Tree - Yungaburra

    • Peterson Creek - Yungaburra

    • Lake Tinaroo - Tinaroo

    • Tinaroo Falls Dam - Tinaroo Falls

    • Clohesy River Fig Tree, Koah

    • Barron Falls - Kuranda

  • Attractions

    • Jaques Coffee - 137 Leotta Rd, Emerald Creek

    • Mt Emerald Ice Creamery - Kennedy Hwy, Emerald Creek

    • Mareeba Heritage Museum - Mareeba

    • Chilligoe Caves - Chilligoe

    • Tablelands Tablelands Heritage Museum - 490 Willows Road, Tolgalga Railway Museum - Kennedy Hwy, Tolga

    • Peanut Place - Cnr Kennedy Hwy / Auld Rd, Tolga

    • The Humpy - 21 Kennedy Hwy, Tolga - Fresh Fruit, Veg, Nuts

    • Gallo Dairyland Cheese & Chocolate - corner Atherton Malanda Rd / E Barron Rd, East Barron

    • Mt Uncle Distillery & Bridge Restaurant - Walkamin

    • Tolga Bat Hospital - 134 Carrington Rd, Carrington

    • Tin Museum - Herberton - Herberton

    • Herberton Historic Village - Herberton

    • Spy & Camera Museum - Shop 1, 49 Grace Street, Herberton

    • Mt Hypipamee Nation Park - Crater Lake and Waterfall Walk 1.6km
    • Thermal Springs - five thermal pools in Innott Spring Caravan Park
    • Undara Lava Tubes
  • Markets

    • Atherton Market - 1st Saturday of month - 7.00am - Platypus Park, Herberton Road

    • Tolga Market - 1st Sunday of the month - Tolga Racecourse, Tolga - 7.00am to noon

    • Mareeba Market - 2nd & 5th Saturday of month

    • Malanda Market - 3rd Saturday of month - 7.00am to noon

    • Wondecla Market (Herberton) - 3rd Sunday of Month - 7.00am to noon

    • Yungaburra Market - 4th Saturday of month - 7.30am to 12.30pm

    • Tomoulin Country Market - 4th Sunday of month - 8.00 - noon

  • Short Easy Walks

    • Lake Eacham - 3 km shaded rainforest walk around the craters edge

    • Lake Barrine - 5km shaded rainforest walk

    • Lake Tinaroo - Tinaroo Falls - concrete path around edge of lake at Tinaroo Falls (no falls, nice lake views and dam)

    • Hallorans Hill - Atherton - a shaded 3.6km return walk. Start from Louise Street / Cook St Atherton follow the conservation trail up   through forest to Hallorans Lookout. Return, retrace you steps back down the hill.

    • Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail (walk or cycle) - Atherton - Tolga ... sectors from 1.5km to 7.5km one-way.

    • Wongabel State Forest - 2.6km shaded walk - Location 8km south of Atherton on Kennedy Hwy.

    • Peterson Creek - Yungaburra - usually you will see platypus early or late in the day. A 1.5km walk from bridge on Gillies Hwy following path by river to wire suspension bridge, then exit following the path that goes straight ahead through bushes. On exiting the bushes take the 2nd road on right, and walk back through Yungaburra.
      Or for longer 3.4km walk when you cross the wire suspension bridge turn right and continue on following river. Your walking along the Peterson Wildlife and Botanical Walk, continue until you reach the old iron railway bridge. Turn right and a short walk to the road. Turn right and follow road back through Yungaburra. 

    • Mt Baldy - Atherton - This is not a long walk, but certainly involves more effort than an easy walk, as you climb 280m in 2.25km walking to the top of Mt Baldy. e walk starts from Rifle Range Road, Atherton. Then another 2.25km retracing your steps back down. There are however spectacular views from the top (alt 1017m) looking out over Tolga and the Atherton Tablelands.

  • Atherton Tablelands - so much to see, so much to do
    ...... don't hesitate to stay 1 to 2 weeks, or more.

  • Rainforest Gems Gallery is located in Tolga on the spectacular Atherton Tablelands, a scenic tropical drive 1¼ hours from Cairns, 1½ hours from Port Douglas, 45 minutes from Kuranda and 5 minutes from Atherton

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