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 Sailor and I stayed in a number of places throughout the Atherton Tablelands on our holiday, often choosing accommodation that allowed us to max out on it’s rural setting. Usually they had outdoor provisions like a terrace or verandah (great for spotting nocturnal wildlife) and a campfire or BBQ. Conditions ranged from basic, to more affordable-luxury cottages with a spa bath and all the frills.
What took the most time planning this vacay was firstly working out what we wanted to do here 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.