Atherton is the ‘capitol’ of the Tablelands of Queensland. No surprise with that. Atherton is also another of those Qld towns that seem to have their act together and has the community priorities right.
The land around Atherton is used to grow a variety of crops, including sugar cane, peanuts, mangoes, maize (corn), potatoes, avocados and macadamia nuts. Dairy and beef cattle are also reared in the area. The Atherton Tablelands being one of the breadbaskets of Qld and OZ.
The Tablelands have a beautiful temperate climate making it an ideal January to December destination.
The region also hosts a number of antique and arts and craft shops, as well as art studios and galleries.
A beautiful, scenic and unspoilt, undulating tableland between 500 and 1000 metres above the Great Barrier Reef, perfect for self driving tours.
A very nice town that deserves an extended stay.