Atherton Visitor Information
Welcome to Atherton, Queensland!
Atherton is a small town located in the heart of the beautiful Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, rolling hills, and pristine waterfalls.
Atherton is located approximately 90 kilometers southwest of Cairns. Visitors can access the town by car, with the journey taking just over an hour. Alternatively, buses and trains run regularly from Cairns to Atherton.
Things to Do
Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park
The Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park is one of the top destinations for mountain bikers in the region. With over 50 kilometers of trails, riders of all levels can enjoy the stunning scenery while exploring the park.
Fossil and Mineral Museum
The Fossil and Mineral Museum in Atherton houses an impressive collection of fossils, minerals, and rocks. Visitors can learn about the history of the area and the unique geology that makes the Atherton Tablelands so special.
The Waterfall Circuit is a must-visit for nature lovers. This self-drive tour takes visitors to several stunning waterfalls in the region, including Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie Falls, and Ellinjaa Falls.
Tablelands Farm Tour
The Tablelands Farm Tour is a unique experience that allows visitors to learn about the region's agriculture and meet the friendly farm animals. The tour includes visits to several farms, with opportunities to sample local produce and purchase souvenirs.
Atherton has a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and caravan parks.
Atherton has a tropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The best time to visit is during the dry season from May to October, when the weather is cooler and there is less chance of rainfall.
Plan Your Visit
Are you ready to explore the stunning Atherton Tablelands? Plan your visit to Atherton today!