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Welcome to the Atherton Tablelands
West of the Great Dividing Range, just a little over an hour by road from Cairns, you enter the highlands and diverse ecosystems of the Atherton Tablelands.
With a starting altitude of 500m, the climate (www.tablelands.org/tablelands/weather.html) immediately changes from the coastal humidity as soon as you come up either of the ranges. From Mareeba, at the northern side of the Atherton Tablelands and gateway to Cape York, boasting 300 sunny days a year to the lush rolling green hills of Millaa Millaa, on the southern end, there is the general average of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius difference to the east coast.
Head south west to Ravenshoe, the highest town in Queensland and further to Mt Garnet from where you can travel on south to central Queensland or turn and follow the Savannah Way.
The Atherton Tablelands is the northern central hub which offers a vitality of life and a place for lifestyle and industry.