Best Places for Backpackers in Atherton Tablelands, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Atherton Tablelands, Australia.

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Top 4 hostels in Atherton Tablelands, Australia.

These are the 4 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Atherton Tablelands, Australia.

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On The Wallaby

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On The Wallaby

If you're seeking a refreshing experience with like-minded, independent travelers in a genuine home-away-from-home environment, you've found it. There's so much to see and do around here! Explore at your own pace on a mountain bike or canoe (for hire), or glide the rivers in a canoe at night on a n...
On The Wallaby is a hostel in Atherton Tablelands. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Atherton Blue Gum B&B

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Atherton Blue Gum B&B

Atherton Blue Gum B&B caters for singles, couples & small groups who are travelling & exploring this beautiful part of the world. Atherton Blue Gum also offers business travellers and those returning to Atherton for special occasions, an alternative accommodation option. A sparkling pool & spa inclu...
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The Summit Rainforest Retreat

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The Summit Rainforest Retreat

This accommodation type has access to the Conference room. You can book a 6 BR Holiday House or a 1 BR Apartment, either option has full and sole use of the Retreats facilities There are six bedrooms, four of which have private ensuites. The rooms can be configured to suit your requirements i...
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The Summit B&B

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The Summit B&B

Constructed and opened in August 2008, it is our new establishment, The Summit B&B (a separate construction to The Summit Rainforest Retreat), is available to be booked. Built in the classic 'Queenslander' style, with all rooms having access to a wide inviting deck, through French doors, it is self...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Atherton Tablelands, Australia.

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Experience Cairns, Far North QLD

There is so much to explore and experience in Cairns. I have been a few times this year and my first piece of advice is to prepare for the heat but also embrace it. On my first trip to Cairns which was at the end of Summer (very humid and can be quite wet) I had an action packed adventure in the Atherton Tablelands. I went on a 4WD experience with a friend of mine who took me to an amazing waterfall called Windin Falls, unfortunately this is very hard to get to without someone who is experienced in 4WDing but if you can, do it. The Atherton Tablelands is a beautiful place to visit even if you can’t make it up to Windin falls, there is plenty of other waterfalls that can be accessed without a 4WD for example Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls.

Tyla Rossow

Tree kangaroos: Atherton Tablelands, approx. 1,5 hours from Cairns

  Northern Queensland Tree kangaroos: Atherton Tablelands, approx. 1,5 hours from Cairns The green inland area of Atherton Tablelands is part of the Wet Tropics. Asides from seeing lots of breathtaking waterfalls, you might be fortunate enough to meet one of the area’s rare tree kangaroos. They live in the rainforest and – as the name indicates – they spend most of their time in the top of the trees. The area around the Malanda Falls Visitor Centre is a good starting point. If you do not have any luck in this area, the friendly staff at the visitor centre will happily share suggestions on where to look next.

Sofie M. Wulff

One of the best draw cards for this area of far North Queensland is the abundance of amazing waterfalls.

My global sporting adventures took me to Melbourne, Australia, for seven months, and I recently visited Cairns and a whole section of Australia’s sunny East Coast in November, with a couple of friends during the off season for hockey. It was a perfect time to go, as the weather was hot and humid, but not unbearable. We hired a car for a couple of days and set off on a mission to smash out as many of the wonderful waterfalls and swimming holes of the Atherton Tablelands as possible!

Bridgette Allen

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