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Atherton Tablelands Accommodation | Best Places To Stay

When it comes to accommodation in the Atherton Tablelands, you’ll be exchanging the grand resorts and and hotel chains in Cairns for more humble, family-run retreats. Think less Hilton, Pullman and Crystalbrook- and more country-style cottages, bucolic B&B’s and rustic lodges. But that’s what we love about the countryside, right?!

The Cottage in Wondecla, Atherton Tablelands- Australia // Travel Mermaid

The Sailor and I have stayed in a number of places throughout the Atherton Tablelands, often choosing accommodation that allowed us to max out on its rural setting. Usually, they have outdoor provisions like a terrace or verandah (great for spotting nocturnal wildlife) and a campfire or BBQ. Conditions range from basic to more affordable-luxury cottages with a spa bath and all the frills.

I’d firstly suggest pencilling in what you want to do here before considering where to stay- that’s what took me the most amount of time when holiday planning as the region’s so vast and spread out! If you’re still figuring all that out too, then here’s a list of my favourite things to do in the area, geared towards sustainable adventures.

Disclosure: As I want to have the same authentic experience you do, I pay my way and no accommodation in the Atherton Tablelands was comped on this trip. In this article I’ve included some useful links so you can easily book your room and a few are affiliates that help keep this website running, of no cost to you. 🤙🏻

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  • As the owner of Chilverton Cottages, I’m thrilled to see this comprehensive guide to Atherton Tablelands accommodations! Each option is detailed with care, catering to various preferences and budgets. I particularly appreciate the positive emphasis on highlighting the unique features of each stay.

    For a serene and memorable experience, I highly recommend Chilverton Cottages ( Our charming ambiance and convenient location amidst the region’s natural wonders promise an unforgettable stay. Thank you for simplifying the decision-making process for travelers exploring the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands! 🌿✨

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