Did You Know Australia has a Rainforest?

Climbing back from the coast between Innisfail and Cairns is the fertile food bowl of the far north, the Atherton Tablelands.

This amazing place contains quaint country towns, eco-wilderness lodges and luxurious B&Bs dot greener-than-green hills between patchwork fields, pockets of rainforest, spectacular lakes, waterfalls, and Queensland’s highest mountains, Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker.
The tableland contains several small remnants of the rainforest which once covered it, many of which are now protected in national parks. The Atherton Tablelands has a unique makeup of Australian native wildlife. This includes a variety of kangaroos, wallabies, platypus, snakes, lizards, frogs, bugs, spiders, bats and birds.
It is classified by BirdLife International as one of Australia's Important Bird Areas, supporting over 1% of the world population of the sarus crane and a significant population of the bush stone-curlew. The rainforest that makes up the Atherton Tablelands and the Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world.

There are plenty of amazing tours here, that will take you into the heart of the rainforest and show you a place where few even know exist.

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