The Atherton Tablelands, Tropical North Queensland, is the mountain hinterland region of the tropical city of Cairns. The cool, elevated plateau of the Atherton Tablelands is well recognised for it’s beauty, the quality of its environment and abundant natural resources. The region is famous for spectacular waterfalls, tropical rainforests, outback escarpments, agriculture and gourmet produce, and getaway/short break accommodation.
The Atherton Tablelands is a diverse region, covering an area of 64,768 square kilometres. The main population centres on the Atherton Tablelands are Mareeba and Atherton. Smaller towns include Malanda, Herberton, Kuranda, Ravenshoe, Millaa Millaa, Chillagoe, Dimbulah, Mt Garnet, Mt Molloy, Tinaroo and Yungaburra.