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What to see along the Gillies Range?

Even your drive to Atherton Tablelands can be an adventure. With an array of natural attractions sprinkling along the route. Twist through the windy roads, and stop off to step into the lush forestland, dive into the crater lakes, or marvel at the stunning mountain views. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a relaxing break amongst the stunning scenery or a more upbeat adventure, the route along Gillies range has you covered. Cathedral Fig Tree Within a pocket of rainforests lies a century old tree. This 500-year-old is a Cathedral Fig Tree. It is a type of strangler tree species; […]


What to Do Around Cairns?

Australia’s tropical wonderland, Cairns is famous for its spectacular sun, sand, and sea. One of the top tourist destinations in Australia, the city itself has a bucket load of activities and attractions on offer. But what do you do once you’ve seen everything the city has to offer? Have no fear because Cairns is surrounded by a diverse range of sights within arm’s reach. Take a day trip out to one of these amazing places and see for yourself! Great Barrier Reef A trip to Cairns is not complete without a day out on the reef. One of the top […]


Activities to Do on Green Island

Green Island is a gem of a landmark in the sprawling expanse of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Set 27km from the shores of Cairns, the island is surrounded by a centuries-old coral cay that’s perfect for exploring. Here are some of the best ways to explore Green Island: 1. Take a Helicopter Tour Green Island is breath-taking from ground level, but it’s even more magical from the skies. On a helicopter tour, visitors can experience the island and its surroundings from a unique perspective, picking out other islands in the reef and witnessing the sheer beauty of the […]


Why Millaa Millaa Falls is So Famous

Set outside of Cairns, the Tablelands region sprawls out in a show of ancient scenery and picturesque landmarks. At the heart of it all Millaa Millaa Falls boasts a heritage-listed plunge waterfall that has been on the Heritage Register since 2005. The falls can be found close to the charming town of Millaa Millaa, the name of which is taken from the Aboriginal phrase MaMu that refers to a rainforest vine that is common in the area. The waterfall itself soars around 18 metres skywards and there is a pool at the base that’s the perfect spot for an afternoon […]


Things to Do at Millaa Millaa Falls

In the sprawling Tablelands of Queensland just outside Cairns, there are a number of pretty waterfalls just waiting to be explored. With several walking trails that weave around these magical landmarks there is plenty to discover, from deep plunge pools to ancient plant life. As one of the most popular waterfalls in the area, Millaa Millaa Falls promises a backdrop of lush greenery set against a mesmerising show of cascading water. Located on Theresa Creek Road, it is now a heritage-listed site and provides the perfect place to dig into the unique history and natural scenery of this region. Named […]


Things to Do at Lake Eacham

Set on the sprawling Atherton Tablelands in a volcanic region near Cairns, Lake Eacham is a World Heritage listed landmark proffering a rich history that spans back thousands of years and a range of adventurous outdoor activities combined with mesmerising wildlife spotting opportunities. How Lake Eacham Was Formed The lake itself dates back more than 12,000 years, when it first started to form via molten magma which rose from the centre of the earth and heated the surrounding water table. As a result, steam that was trapped underground escaped, creating massive explosions and causing massive cracks to appear in the […]


Platypus Spotting in the Atherton Tablelands

Australia is renowned for its eclectic selection of native species, but none are more elusive than the platypus. It’s thought that only 10% of Australians have glimpsed one of these creatures, but with a hearty dose of patience and the right information, you have a good chance of spotting them on the Atherton Tablelands near Cairns. The Tablelands themselves offer incredible sprawling scenery, comprising of vast plateaus and bushland, as well as a stunning collection of flora and fauna to explore. Where to Spot Platypus on the Atherton Tablelands The best place to try your luck at spotting a platypus […]


The Cathedral Fig Tree in the Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands are renowned for their sprawling scenery, much of which dates back thousands and thousands of years. This ancient part of Australia is home to old rock paintings, soaring cliffs, and endless plateaus that seem to stretch out to the horizon and back. Amidst it all, there are pockets of rainforest that proffer a different set of scenery. In this parts of the tablelands, centuries-old trees jut skywards and exotic plants grow wild and free beneath the lush green canopies. It’s in one of these pockets that you’ll find the Cathedral Fig Tree. This monster of a tree […]


A Day Out at Lake Tinaroo

The Atherton Tablelands is the perfect place to escape Cairns city life. Amongst the ancient landscape, there are plenty of incredible natural wonders to admire, including Lake Tinaroo. The picturesque body of water is a hotspot for swimmers, skiers, and walkers, and there are plenty of places to have a picnic and a barbecue around the edge on the banks. Today, Tinaroo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, with plenty to offer all kinds of visitors. As well as watersports and walking the trails that crisscross around the edge of the lake, you can try […]


Exploring Millaa Millaa Falls on the Waterfalls Circuit

The Tablelands region of Queensland, Australia, boasts a collection of picturesque waterfalls that break up the unique landscape. Here, visitors amble from one watering hole to the next, enjoying refreshing plunge pools and charming scenery as they go. Millaa Millaa Falls is one of the best-loved waterfalls in the area, and can be found at Theresa Creek Road. The heritage-listed site was named on the Queensland Heritage Register on the 5th December 2005, and remains an important visitor hotspot for those looking to explore the history and natural beauty of this part of Australia. The falls themselves are located alongside […]

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