Atherton Tablelands Birdwatchers' Cabin
Further activities and links

Mount Mulligan

track to Majors Mnt

view from Majors Mnt Little Millstream Falls

near Chillagoe


Millaa Millaa lookout 




Tropical North Queensland offers
an immense variety of activities.


You can soak up Aboriginal culture, go on short walks or longer hikes (we have detailed information available for interested guests about walking trails in the tablelands), swim in mountain streams or in the ocean, snorkel/SCUBA-dive on the Great Barrier Reef, go boating in the Coral Sea or take a boat trip on the Daintree River, raft down the Tully or Johnstone rivers, ride a bicycle in Cairns, Kuranda, or the Atherton Tablelands, or just relax and enjoy the tropical surrounds.

You can also use the Atherton Tablelands as the basis to explore Cape York by 4 wheel-drive or the Queensland Savannah to the west of the Atherton Tablelands for some fossicking
(gold in the Georgetown district, semi-precious stones at Agate Creek or Mount Surprise) or to see the lava tubes at Undara.

Many of those activities can be experienced independently or on guided tours. Below is a list of websites hopefully helping and inspiring you:

 We recommend Alan Gillanders, a local guide, for bird and wildlife watching tours in the tablelands:

Near Kuranda, to experience the rainforest in a different way (with a good chance of encountering cassowaries), tropical fruit orchards and more:

General North Queensland Tourism Sites:


Aboriginal Cultural Experiences:

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling/SCUBA- Diving:

Cairns Botanical Gardens:

Gourmet Food & Drink, Arts and Crafts:

 Further afield:

 The tablelands also offer great opportunities for sky/cloud photography:

(photo by Carol Griffith)

Great photography by some of our nature loving visitors on the following websites:

 on top of Majors Mountain


                          Barron Falls

                    Ducks at Hasties Swamp

                   view towards Mt Carbine

                            Davies Creek

                                 Oliver Creek

                                  Lake Morris