When you are looking for somewhere to take your caravan or camper trailer off grid to do an offroad adventure or maybe even some 4wdriving then why not head up north to unforgettable Atherton Tablelands and visit a number of different campgrounds along the way.
People often ask the best thing to do in Atherton Tablelands, and if you have ever visited the region you will have discovered there is more than one.
But if you have not yet ticked off Atherton Tablelands on your bucket list, the more you need to see it for yourself. And what better way to do that then in your offroad caravan.
A little trivia, Atherton Tablelands located just 95km south-west from Cairns highlights a huge variety of landscapes and attractions from mountain ranges, to waterfalls, to rain forests, and even coffee plantations. Yes, if you are one big coffeeholic, you’re just in the right page. Take your time looking at the scenic views stopping along the way to camp in your MDC camper or Caravan.
After sipping your delicious hot coffee, it’s time to get giddy to meet the beauty that lies inside.
Atherton Tablelands was the first town to settled in the region which sits on the side of Hallorans Hill, an extinct volcano surrounded by small collection of hills called the Seven Sisters. It’s a pretty place to bring your MDC Camper Trailer for camping and sleep out in style.
There are so many things to see and do at the AthertonTablelands, a real treasure trove of natural wonders. Millaa Millaa Falls is one of the most photographed sites in the entire region where you can jump in and enjoy the cooling waters.
There are still tons of waterfalls to see like Nandroya Falls, Tchupala Falls, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham are also popular attractions, with the latter perfect for swimming, barbeques and picnics. While Lake Tinaroo is suited for camping, fishing, water-skiing and sailing which takes place all year round.
While at it, you shouldn’t miss out Undara Lava Tubes, the greatest lava tube experience in the world. According to study, they were formed by immense volcanic eruption 190,000 years ago resulting to magnificent tunnels and caves.
The scenery is like a little haven for the soul and mind. You can trek up into the highlands and sit in a relatively cool climate while you keep your eyes out for birds and lush, green fields. At night the rainforest truly comes alive, and there is nothing more enjoyable than falling asleep to the transpiring hum of the forest. Imagine the peaceful humming of insects, frogs croaking and the sound of trickling water from a waterfall.
You can escape with confidence in an MDC knowing it can handle getting off the beaten track to take you where you want to go. No more staying in expensive hotels, have a home away from home with the great features including stainless steel kitchen, midgee proof screens and best of all a lifetime structural and chassis warranty.
So take the family out on an unfordable holiday and explore what Australia has to offer.
What to expect / activities:
- Local Wildlife – Bird watching, Tree Kangaroo, Platypus, Crocodiles, etc.
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Balloon Rides
- Bungy Jumping
- Waterfalls – Millaa Millaa Falls, Nandroya Falls, Tchupala Falls and many more
- Undara Lava Tubes
- Average Winter Temp: 20°C to 25°C
- Average Summer Temp: 25°C to 31°C
Free/ Low Cost Camping and Accommodation:
Atherton Halloran’s Leisure Park
A quiet peaceful relaxing caravan and holiday park set on 6.5 acres accommodating in villas, cabins, motel/hotel style units, powered sites and camping on the base of Hallorans Hill.
- Powered Sites: 2 people per night $38
- Unpowered Sites: 2 people per night $31
- Extra guest: $16 per night
Lake Eacham Tourist Park
Enjoy the natural beauty of 10 shady acres offered by this friendly country park. Ideal for Vans, Campers, caravans, and budget accommodation tourists. Set in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands, just an hour drive from Cairns in Tropical Far North Queensland, you are central to the attractions of the area – World Heritage Rainforest, Crater Lakes and Waterfalls, etc.
- Powered Sites: $29 for 2 people
- Unpowered Sites: $24 for 2 people
- Extra guests: $7
Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park
Sprawled across more than 17 acres and surrounded by lush, native bushland, Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park is just a stone’s throw from stunning Lake Tinaroo – the heart of adventure on the Atherton Tableland.
- Powered Sites: $39 for 2 people
- Unpowered Sites: $29 for 2 people
- Extra Children (ages 5-16) $5 Infants (up to and including the age of 4) are free
- Extra Adult (17 years and over) $5
Undara Caravan Park and Camp Ground
Undara Experience, set in pristine Savannah woodlands has been in the care of the Collins family, the original pioneers of this region in 1862. For over 150 years they have been the custodians of one of the best-preserved lava tubes systems on Earth.
- Powered Camping Adult Rate: $19.50
- Powered Camping Child Rate: $10
- Powered Camping Family Rate: $61
- Unpowered Camping Adult Rate: $17
- Unpowered Camping Child Rate: $8.50
- Unpowered Camping Family Rate: $51
Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park
Surrounded by some of the most ancient rainforest on the globe, the sheer purity of the air, makes this beautiful part of the world such as a soothing sanctuary for the soul.
- Powered Sites: $37
- Unpowered Sites: $30