Atherton Tablelands Country Vibe

Atherton Tablelands
Country Vibe

Words by Stacey Carrick

The spectacular Atherton Tablelands are a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

The Tablelands feature an array of natural wonders, including Lake Barrine, Lake Eacham, Millaa Millaa Falls, Millstream Falls, Josephine Falls, the Cathedral Fig Tree and the Curtain Fig Tree.

The region is also a delight for food lovers, with a range of attractions featuring coffee, wine, cheese, chocolate, tropical fruits and macadamia nuts.

While in the Tablelands, make sure you visit popular drawcards such as Gallo Dairyland, Mungalli Creek Dairy, Mt Uncle Distillery, the Historic Village in Herberton, Shaylee Strawberries, or even enjoy a food trail tour with companies such as Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures. History buffs may even enjoy a visit to the Rocky Creek War Memorial Park.

This edition we shine the spotlight on Malanda Lodge and Crystal Caves.

Malanda Lodge is nestled within the Atherton Tablelands, close to many of the area’s attractions including the famous waterfall circuit and situated on 11 acres of stunning landscaped grounds.

If you’re on the Atherton Tablelands for pleasure or work, Malanda Lodge is the perfect stop for your country getaway, an idyllic location for a wedding or your next private event or function.

The Crystal Caves were proudly built by Rene Boissevain to display his private collection of more than 600 crystals and fossils from all over the world in a fun and interactive way.

The Caves offer the chance to enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour and even the opportunity to crack open a 44 million-year-old geode.

The Atherton Tablelands definitely offer something for everyone, from a refreshing place to take a dip, to natural attractions and tantalising treats.