Atherton on the Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands

Atherton is the “capital” of the Tablelands. The rich tablelands red soil is famous for producing peanuts, maize, potatoes and tea. Atherton is about an hour and twenty minutes drive south-west of Cairns. Each year in August, Atherton celebrates the Maize Festival.

Atheron is on the Kennedy Highway which runs north to Kuranda and down to the coast.

Atherton Tours

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