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Published April 16th 2019
Jump in the car and tick off one of the most scenic drives in North Qld
The breathtaking Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland is an absolute do bucket-list attraction, filled with a beautiful temperate climate, a massive diverse landscape with attractions, and covering an area of 64,768 square kilometres.
The drive through the Atherton Tablelands features World Heritage Listed sites, ancient rainforest, volcanic lakes, ranges, waterfalls, mountains, National Parks, coffee plantations, coastal areas, swamps, wildlife and birds galore, an abundance of flora and fauna, and quaint towns filled with antique and art and craft shops. There is something to please all interests on this must-do scenic drive and it will certainly not disappoint!
Great Outdoors Trail: This Drive offers clean, fresh mountain air, picturesque surroundings, and uncrowded wide open spaces and features the perfect setting for bushwalks, hikes, and cycling opportunities.
The Great Outdoors Trail also includes mountain bike parks with an international reputation, making this trail perfect for those with a passion for extreme sports. The bike parks are suitable for beginners through to extreme sports experts.
Waterfalls & Waterways Trail: Atherton Tablelands is a natural wonderland that is filled with an array of spectacular and breathtaking waterfalls, swimming holes, crater lakes and pristine flowing streams.
Immerse yourself with the Heritage Trail drive amid the natural beauty. There is so much to explore and discover on this trail that will delight the senses, including discovering interesting and engaging facts about the region's rich mining heritage, forestry and farming traditions along with newer agricultural industries, and the cultural practices of the local Indigenous people.
Taste Paradise Food Trail:
Foodie lovers will not be disappointed on this trail! This trail will feature glorious food, fresh and abundant, grown and prepared locally. You will pass farmers and processors.
The trail starts from Mossman-Mareeba and highlights include: