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.

The Hotels in Atherton are reflective of the earlier mining activity in the area. The Atherton Valley Hotel has preserved its original design and still today is an accommodation hotel

The Atherton Churches are of the solid and classic design era.

The Chinese Museum should get a good look over. One of a kind in Australia.

The Atherton War Memorial is located at the towns entrance.

Just prior to Atherton are the remains of the Rocky Creek Memorial Park. This also is worth a look over.

A very nice town that deserves an extended stay.

Diary notes


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course