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Atherton Tablelands and Mareeba

The Atherton Tablelands, also known as the Cairns Highlands, is a very popular destination for locals and visitors from all around the world. Known as being the hot air balloon capital of the world, this region is also renowned for its spectacular scenery and astonishing natural wonders as well as producing gourmet food and wine.  The cool, tropical tablelands are also home to a number of welcoming bed and breakfasts, eco lodges, holiday parks and other accommodation.


Meet us in Mareeba as a self drive option for you hot air balloon ride and travel with the Pilot team as they choose our launchsite for the morning, checkout the weather and setup the balloons and save some money without a Cairns ($10) or Port Douglas ($30) transfer needed.  


Take a scenic drive from Cairns, Port Douglas, the Daintree, Cooktown or Cape York to visit the Atherton Tablelands and to choose your holiday accommodation.  A romantic stay at Eden House Retreat and Luxury Spa, is an amazing way to celebrate your wedding anniversary or honeymoon. Or experience the Australian Outback at Jabiru Safari Lodge at Mareeba Wetlands.


Try something different with Wilderness Expeditions.  They conduct short and extended walking and camping treks into little known and isolated parts of North Queensland and Cape York using teams of pack donkeys to carry food and camping equipment.  PO Box 472  HERBERTON


Enjoy a hot air ballooning experience as well as many other activities, tours and attractions that this region has on offer. Perhaps you would like to visit Kuranda Village where you can explore the markets which have a range of local products on offer.  In Kuranda you can also visit the Butterfly Sanctuary or Bird World.  Discover the caves and rock formations at Chillagoe or Undara Lava tubes.  Go camping, fishing and swimming at Lake Koombooloomba, Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine or Lake Tinaroo. Take a tour of the many spectacular waterfalls scattered throughout the tablelands.  Visit a winery or distillery which produce award winning wines. The region produces a range of crops including fruit, sugar cane, coffee and much more. Skybury Coffee Plantation is an award winning Australian Coffee attraction which offers coffee tasting tours and more.

Hot Air Ballooning over the Mareeba on Atherton Tablelands Queensland Australia Atherton Tablelands Hot Air Ballooning

Experience the unique views of the Atherton Tablelands in a hot air balloon.  This is our most popular balloon ride, departing daily from Mareeba in the Cairns Highlands.  After your balloon ride, explore all this tropical region has to offer.



Jabiru Safari Lodge Mareeba Wetlands Holiday Jabiru Safari Lodge - Mareeba Wetlands

Luxury, African style tented safari cabins on a 2000ha reserve in the Australian Outback. Appreciate the abundance of Australian wildlife and birdlife at the Mareeba Wetlands with walking trails, canoes, ecocruises, safaris and privately guided tours.



Eden House Retreat and Day Spa Eden House Retreat and Mountain Spa

Eden House Retreat & Mountain Spa is located in the charming country town of Yungaburra in the Cairns Highlands. Eden House offers romantic, boutique accommodation as well as extravagant spa treatments and an award winning restaurant.

Mareeba Lodge Motel Mareeba Lodge - Motel Accommodation

Recently renovated - comfortable, affordable, family owned motel accommodation in Mareeba.  Mareeba Lodge is a great place to stay when you are visiting the Atherton Tablelands region.  Located in central Mareeba and just walking distance restaurants, bars, shopping centres and more.  

Skybury Coffee Plantation Tours and Coffee Tasting Skybury Coffee Centre and Coffee Plantation

Skybury Coffee Plantation offers guided tours and educational experiences about some of the world's finest coffee which is grown and processed here.  A fantastic attraction in Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, showcasing coffee, tropical fruit and other produce from the local region.


Jackaroo Motel Mareeba

Straight accross the road from the Mareeba Heritage Centre you will find the Jackaroo Motel.  Walk over to the Mareeba Information Centre and Heritage Museum or to the Pioneer Cemetary or Coffee Works.  You'll find that exploring Mareeba will be easy to do when you stay at this motel style accommodation.

Mareeba Motor Inn

Relax and enjoy your stay on the Atherton Tablelands when you stay at the Mareeba Motor Inn.  Centrally located and with long or short term accommodation options this is a nice place to stay on your holiday.  The Mareeba Motor Inn has a bar and restaurant as well as a great swimming pool to enjoy in the summer months.

Tropical Tablelands Caravan Park

Many visitors to the Atherton Tablelands choose to self drive and stay at Mareeba.  The Tropical Tablelands Caravan Park is where you can stay for a family holiday or a base when exploring the region.

Atherton Tablelands Markets - Famous Kuranda Markets Markets on the Atherton Tablelands and Cairns Surrounds

You're senses will be delighted when you visit markets on the Atherton Tablelands, Cairns and surrounding areas.  There are many markets to choose from with entertainment and goodies for everyone.  Take home a souvenir or present for a loved one or enjoy some local tropical treats and so much more.  Here you will find a list of when and where to find the local markets.