Atherton Blue Gum Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Atherton Tablelands
Northern Section:
(approx 500 metres altitude)


The Aussie Outback

Rock Wallabies

 
 
 Self drive this delightfully Australian Savanah land, nature loving landscapes and attractions in the northern section of the Atherton Tablelands. Allow a full day, Mareeba is 25 mins drive, as to is Granite Gorge from Atherton. Once there, you will never be in your vehicle for more than 10 - 15 minutes. You will cover no more than 150 kms in the day, but see a real range of landscapes and attractions.
Here at Atherton Blue Gum B&B, we will provide you with a map and local knowledge that will make your day not only interesting but also special. Following are some of the highlights in order......
·      “The Humpy” & “The Big Peanut”, purchase local fruits & vegetables, as well as nuts, jams & honeys.
·       Tolga Woodworks – local wood craftsmen, as well as local art & sculpture to view and purchase.
·        Mt Uncles Distillery - Liqueurs and wines to taste, made from local fruits.
·        Granite Gorge - Walk this unique gorge and feed the native rock wallabies. 
·        Mareeba Wetlands - Conservation Wetlands with visitors centre and Rangers wetlands cruise.
·        Golden Drop Mango Winery - This plantation has approximately 19,000 mango trees. A commercial Mango enterprise as well as taste testing the wine.
·       Kangaroo spotting, at Mareeba Golf Course.
·       Bruno's North Queensland Gold Coffee Plantation - See the "real thing", the beans on the trees, the harvester, the roasting process, sun dried beans and the delightful hosts.
·         Mareeba Heritage Centre and the “War Bird” adventure flights, in ex military aircraft, from Mareeba Airfield.
·         The "Coffee Works" - Coffee & Chocolate Interpretative & Tasting Attraction.
·         Microlight flying & plantation tours at Jacques Coffee Plantation or wine tasting at De Bruey’s Winery.
·         Becks Military Museum - A museum and major collection of military hardware. The Tablelands has a significant WW11 history for American and Australian troops.
If you have time, these are extras which may interest you. We find the above is a very full day.
  • Mt Mulligan Escarpment - 4WD necessary, real outback country.
  • Tyrconnell Gold Mine - Historical Gold Mine with gold panning, 10 headed stamper and mine tour.
  • National Parks at Davies & Emerald Creeks - Great views and walks.

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