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Atherton Tableland
"The Waterfalls & Crater Lakes District"

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There are Wildlife Cruises on Lake Barrine, swimming and picnics at Lake Eacham, the Danbulla State Forest Drive, Tinaroo Dam, the Millaa Millaa Waterfall Circuit etc.

Make Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge in The Waterfalls & Crater Lakes District of the Atherton Tablelands, near Cairns, the headquarters for your Tropical North Queensland stay.Millaa Millaa Falls

The Great Barrier Reef connections are just over an hour away by a scenic drive, choose a different route each time you travel to the coast, and return to the Tablelands for a cool restful night.

All guests staying at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge are supplied with personalised self-drive itineraries to the attractions of the Waterfalls & Crater Lakes District of The Atherton Tablelands.

Your daily itineraries could include:

Art & Craft
Ravenshoe Windmills
Scenic Drives
Lake Barrine
Volcanic Crater Lakes


Country Towns
Twin Kauri's
Giant Rainforest Trees
.Millaa Millaa Waterfalls

The Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands are located about an hour's drive over the great escarpment from Cairns. Due to the higher altitude, a typical day on the tablelands is cooler and less humid than in Cairns and on the coastal plain. Rainfall in the central (Barrine/Malanda) tablelands averages between 1.5 and 2 metres a year (Tracey 1987), which is lower than Cairns and much of the lowlands, and the escarpment country to the east. The presence of mist and the recently acknowledged phenomenon of 'cloud stripping' probably adds to the overall unmeasured precipitation.

These tablelands were the site of some of Australia's most recent volcanic activity. Lava flows that spilled into the area from volcanoes have resulted in the pleasant undulating hillsides that are known as the tablelands. This has also resulted in rich basaltic soils and after much of the area was cleared for timber, it has subsequently been developed for a huge range of agricultural activities. The volcanic activity occurred over many years, with estimates ranging from millions to much more recently, perhaps only 10,000 years ago.
Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands
Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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