Atherton

Atherton - Tropical North QLD - Queensland

The town of Atherton is a thriving and diverse regional service centre having come from humble beginnings as a timber-getters' camp in days gone by. Located approximately an hour and 20 minutes drive south west of Cairns and considered to be the 'capital' high up in the serene Tropical Tablelands where the attractions of the entire area make for an unforgettable journey for food and nature enthusiasts alike. Stunning lakes, waterfalls and lush jungle rainforest await visitors who arrive to a slower pace in lifestyle, cooler temperatures and relaxation. Celebrate the diverse range of artists in the area at the Tablelands Regional Gallery or take the tourist drive and uncover some impressive boutique galleries.

Wander the main streets quaint shops and make time to visit the Crystal Caves for some spectacular discoveries hidden in the depths of the underground cavern. During October a taste delight for all can be sampled at the Taste of the Tablelands food festival. This particular celebration is a tribute to Atherton's Chinese heritage dating back to the 1800's when gold had attracted many Chinese settlers to the area. The Hou Wang Temple plays host to a Chinese Museum with interactive displays and a prized collection of original artefacts and historic photographs.


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