It is in this lush, green pocket of the Atherton Tablelands that you will find the Millaa Millaa Waterfalls, which have become synonymous with the Atherton Tablelands, also known as the Cairns Highlands. The area comprises the towns of Malanda and Millaa Millaa as well as the well travelled 'Waterfall Circuit', consisting of four stunning waterfalls all within a short and scenic drive.


Just twenty minutes from either Atherton or Yungaburra, south of the magical Crater Lakes, lies picturesque Malanda, a friendly rural town set in rolling green hills interspersed with pockets of rainforest. This is one of the wettest areas of the Atherton Tablelands, and is renowned for its numerous rainforest waterfalls and swimming holes.

In 1908, two New South Wales graziers recognized the dairy potential of the Malanda area, and decided to drive their cattle north. James English and James Emerson began the 2,000 kilometre journey with a herd of 1,026 cattle. It took them 16 months to reach Malanda and only 560 cattle survived the journey. Despite this arduous start, the industry grew, and today Malanda is the centre of a thriving DAIRY INDUSTRY, with one of the largest dairy factories in the world, supported by almost 200 local farmers.

The town is also home to the Majestic Picture Theatre, Australia's oldest operating picture theatre, complete with canvas 'potato sack' seats - and the Malanda pub is recognized as the largest all-timber building in the southern hemisphere.

The massive Malanda Hotel Motel, the largest all-timber building in the southern hemisphere. It is located in Malanda, in the Cairns Highlands. The Majestic Picture Theatre, in Malanda, in the Atherton Tablelands, is Australia's oldest operating picture theatre, complete with canvas 'potato sack' seats.

To the south west of Malanda you will also find Bromfield Swamp, a birdwatchers paradise with Magpie Geese, Brolgas and Sarus Cranes.

For the visitor, Malanda provides a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere from which to explore the surrounding lakes, forsets and waterfalls. In fact, if coming from Atherton, you will see a small waterfall and swimming hole on the left side of the road just as you approach Malanda. This is a lovely spot for a picnic or a refreshing dip. If you're quiet, you might even be lucky enough to spot a platypus.

SERVICES: Malanda has two petrol stations, a small supermarket, pub and a handful of cafes and restaurants. There is a medical clinic and pharmacy, a police station and post office. ATM services are available in the supermarket.


Millaa Millaa lookout, offering one of the best views of the Atherton Tablelands. From Malanda, the tongue twisting Millaa Millaa Malanda road winds its way south though the small settlement of Tarzali to ...of course... Millaa Millaa. For one of the best views in the Tablelands, take the turnfoff into McHugh Road just before you reach Millaa Millaa. A little way along McHugh road, the Millaa Millaa Lookout presents 180 degree views from the north west to the south east, including the distant coastal areas of Innisfail, and the volcanic peaks scattered across the Tableland.

Millaa Millaa is a quiet, peaceful place, a dairy town like Malanda, and is the centre of the famous 17 kilometre long Waterfall Circuit. Visitors from around the world 'do the circuit' that includes Mungalli Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie Falls, Ellinjaa Falls, and a host of others. Most waterfalls are within 10 kilometres of Millaa Millaa, are readily accessible by conventional vehicle and have pleasant picnic areas.


Millaa Millaa Falls, which have become synonymous of the Atherton Tablelands. Five minutes north of Millaa Millaa on the Palmerston Highway, you will find The Falls Teahouse. This is the beginning of the well travelled 'Waterfall Circuit'. Turn right into Theresa Creek Road, and after three kilometres, you will reach the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. The images of these falls has become synonymous of the Atherton Tablelands. The large pool at the base of the falls is a perfect place for a swim.

From there, the sealed road will take you on to Zillie Falls, seven kilometres further. Keep an eye out for the colony of flying foxes in one of the large trees in the carpark. A viewing platform overlooks the falls, but there is no access to the bottom of the falls, and no swimming.

Back on the circuit, another three kilometres will take you to Ellinja Falls, possibly the best for swimming. The lagoon at the base of the falls varies in depth, and it's even possible to clamber onto a ledge behind the cascading waterfall!

The Mungalli Falls, also part of the Waterfall Circuit, is the highest waterfall on the Tablelands, reaching approximately 90 metres high.

There is also a scenic drive between Malanda and Ravenshoe, along the Old Palmerston Highway, which includes Pepina and Souita Waterfalls.

If you've really got a taste for the Tablelands' waterfalls by then, you may want to take the drive to Millstream Falls, five kilometres the other side of Ravenshoe. During the wet season, Millstream Falls are the widest falls in Australia.

SERVICES: Millaa Millaa has a general store, a pub and a cafe. There is a police station. The Post Office is on Maple Street, and an ambulance station and medical services can be found on Palm Avenue. ATM services are available in the general store.


Visit Paronella Park and the Atherton Tablelands famous Waterfall Circuit. NORTHERN EXPERIENCE ECO TOURS
Phone (07) 4058 0268

Astound and invigorate your senses in the Cairns Southern Tropical Highlands!

Northern Experience Eco Tours tour south of Cairns for a full day out travelling through the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforests of Wooroonooran National Park, swimming in waterfalls, travelling through the Atherton Tablelands, and visiting local must see attractions such as beautiful Lake Barrine, Millaa Millaa Falls and Curtain Fig Tree. A highlight is the runied Spanish castle in Paronella Park (one man's inspiration and dream).

Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with local naturalist guides and experience the uniqueness of the Tropics and the diversity of our beautiful tropical rainforests.

Northern Experience has a wealth of local and historical knowledge and a firm commitment to the comfort, fun, entertainment and enjoyment of our guests. We include unique music, legends from the Aboriginal Dreamtime and stories of almost anything you want to know while on tour.

Food and wine tour from Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland.
Phone (07) 4098 5059 from Port Douglas from Cairns and Northern Beaches

A Foodie tour of the Atherton Tablelands... departing from Cairns OR Port Douglas!

This unique food and wine experience will be tasting some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. Guests will travel through a variety of contrasting landscapes from lush rainforest, crops, dairyland to stunning ochre savannah plains. The rich volcanic soil if the Atherton Tablelands supports a diversity of crops from bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus and more... which you will learn about as you taste our way around the region's 'Food Bowl.'

Small Personalised Tours Specialising In Service EXCELLENCE - Maximum 12 Persons

Wines, Beers, Spirits, Cheeses, Coffee, Chocolate, Tropical Fruits, Indigenous Damper and Jams... and Platypus viewing!

The Best of the Atherton Tablelands tour, in Tropical North Queensland. The Best of the Atherton Tablelands tour, in Tropical North Queensland. THE BEST OF THE CAIRNS TABLELANDS - BY BILLY TEA SAFARIS
Phone (07) 4032 0077
Fax (07) 4032 0055

We carry travellers..... not tourists!!

Tropical North Queensland is undeniably one of the most exciting and diverse regions to visit in Australia and the Cairns Tablelands sits at the very heart of it. With its breathtaking waterfalls, scenic vistas at every turn, impressive lakes, lush rainforest and rugged outback, a visit to this region promises to be one of great contrast, beauty and exploration.

Billy Tea Safaris is a small locally owned Advanced Eco Accredited Tour Operator, which operates small personalised tours with custom built 4WD vehicles, maximum 16/20 passengers per vehicle, and your naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area, together with experiencing the local lifestyle and culture of the people in the Tablelands. Your 'Best of the Cairns Tablelands' full day tour includes:

* Unlimited Coffee and Chocolate tasting for morning tea
* Herberton Historic Village
* Tropical fruit and local cheese tasting platter
* Smokehouse platter featuring a selection of handcrafted smoke meats including crocodile and Barramundi
* A main course lunch selection
* Sample locally crafted beer and wines from the region
* Visit the 500-year-old Curtain Fig Tree
* Millaa Millaa Falls

Visit the Atherton Tablelands famous Waterfall Circuit.Tour the rainforest with Captain Matty's Barefoot Tours. BAREFOOT TOURS
Phone (07) 4032 4525

Not your typical, rushed, overpriced tour!

At Barefoot Tours, they know you don't want to spend the day rushing from one place to another, with no time to really appreciate the beauty of nature around you- this is why their tours are all about relaxing and having a you beaut day out with no time restrictions!

Come on a fun filled tour through some of the most beautiful locations around the Atherton Tablelands! Swim in a volcanic crater lake, take a dip under breathtaking waterfalls and slide down a natural waterslide! If you're not a fan of water, don't worry, there's still plenty for you to see and do. Check out the amazing Cathedral Fig Tree, find loads of awesome photo opportunities and enjoy a tropical morning and afternoon tea!

Departs daily!

Horseriding on the Cairns Highlands.Horse riding on the Atherton Tablelands, near Cairns.TAIT'S WONGABEL STABLES
P.O.Box 261, Deep Creek Road, Wongabel, Atherton (MAP)
Phone (07) 4091 2070

Continuing the tradition of bush riding!
Tait's Wongabel Stables has been operating since 1987. Your host, Sheila Tait, is a long-term member of the Tablelands Trail Horse Riders' Club, and has gained knowledge of the district by helping with the planning of extended rides in remote areas. She also has some experience of riding with pack horses on the Bicentennial National Trail.

While providing all riders with the opportunity to enjoy a bush ride which suits their ability, safety is always the first consideration. Appropriate tuition is given with every ride. Tait's Wongabel Stables offer one hour or the popular half day rides. For the more experienced, whole day rides can be given for small groups. Or enjoy a catered 'Holiday on Horseback' of 5 days or more, with all camping equipment supplied.

Gallo Dairyland source, blend and temper some of the finest couvetures in the world to achieve our own irresistable chocolate. They also produce an impressive range of tradional and innovative cheeses, such as Gallostello Red, Gallo Tilsit, Gallo Camembert, Gallo Fetta, Gallo Silk, Gallozola & Gallostello Blue, Barron River & Mount Quincan, and Seven Sisters & Lake Eacham. Oh, and you must try their lactose free Greek Yoghurt.GALLO DAIRYLAND
Atherton-Malanda Road, Atherton
(Halfway between Malanda and Atherton) (MAP)
Phone (07) 4095 2388 / Fax 07 40 952366

Welcome to the newest attraction on the Tablelands!

Gallo Dairyland is a fully functional dairy farm that is now producing a range of gourmet dairy products and hand crafted chocolates. With a wholesome cafe featuring a range of fresh farm baked produce, informative displays, observations decks into the cheese factory and the surrounds of a working farm, Gallo Dairyland is an unmissable stop on your Tablelands Food Trail, and an ideal place to while away a few relaxed hours, in any weather and on any day. And it's perfectly located between Yungaburra, Atherton and Malanda.

The Gallo Family have been farming on the banks of the Barron River since 1937. Now, visitors will get to see how the age old method of cheese making has evolved over the years to be come a complex and innovative process. With European cheese makers developing new and unusual cheeses alongside the old favourites, a visit to Gallo Dairyland is fascinating, informative and tasty! Then of course there is the chocolate...

Mungalli Creek Dairy, on the Atherton Tablelands, is North Queensland's only Biodynamic Farmhouse Cheesery.Mungalli Creek Dairy's Cheesery and 'Out of the Whey' Teahouse is located in what was the original family homestead, on the Atherton Tablelands.MUNGALLI CREEK BIO-DYNAMIC DAIRY
256 Brooks Road, Mungalli Creek (MAP)
(off Palmerston Highway)
Phone (07) 4097 2232 / Fax (07) 4097 2248

Follow the signs between Malanda and Millaa Millaa!

Nestled in the green rolling hills of the Atherton Tablelands, surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest you will find Mungalli Creek Dairy, North Queensland's only Biodynamic Farmhouse Cheesery. A sample of their extensive range of cheeses and yoghurts is a free treat available from 10am-4pm daily. Their fresh scones served with Rainforest Jam and Mungalli Double Cream and their famous Quark Cheesecakes are definitely worth the stop as is their wonderful Cheeseplatter for two or Ploughmans Lunch served with home-made mango chutney. So take a little drive out of the 'whey' and visit Mungalli Creek Teahouse today just turn off the Palmerston Highway onto Brooks Road, Millaa Millaa.

Their Cheesery and Teahouse 'Out of the Whey' is located in what was the original family homestead and is open daily for visitors to enjoy a relaxing snack, morning or afternoon tea or lunch on the verandah which has spectacular views to the North Johnstone River Gorge and Mt Bartle Frere. See their 'Out of the Whey' Teahouse in the DINING section below.


The Eacham Historical Society has over 2000 historical photographs, some dating back to 1880. These are presently being scanned and entered into our database.The Eacham Historical Museum is located at Main Street Millaa Millaa, in the Atherton Tablelands.EACHAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Situated in the Main Street of Millaa Millaa, this small museum contains aboriginal artefacts, household memorabilia relative to pioneering days, and items pertaining to the timber and dairying industries and alluvial gold mining.

The Museum is a great educational facility and is regularly visited by groups of school children and their teachers. It is run by volunteers, so opening times vary, but it is usually open mornings from 9:30am till noon. To find out current opening times, please phone (07) 4097 2147. Free entry.

Open from 9:30am to 4:30pm, seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday
Entry into the Visitors Information Centre is free but entry to the display area is by gold coin donation
Bookings are essential by calling (07) 4096 6957.
The very informative Malanda Environmental Centre is located right beside the Malanda Falls. There is a Volcano Room which presents the geological history of the Tablelands, a touch and learn experience in the Rainforest Room, a cultural display of the Ngadjonji people of the area and a pictorial presentation of the history of the area from the Eacham Historical Society. One of the best ways to learn about the history, rainforest and culture of the local aboriginal tribe is to take part in a guided tours with one of the Ngadjon (pronounced Nudjon) Guides.

The Majestic Theatre is one of the oldest continually operating country picture theatres in Australia. It is an icon of national cinema heritage and Far North Queensland settler history and architecture. Visitors to Malanda still today can enjoy movie nights at this theatre during the weekend.

5 English Street, Malanda, Phone (07) 4096 5587
Wait a While Craft Studio in Malanda specialises in local arts and crafts.


Glen Allyn Road, Malanda
Phone (07) 4096 8328 / Fax (07) 4096 8328

8 James Street, Malanda
Phone (07) 4095 1234
The Malanda Dairy Centre showcases the historical progress of Malanda and its surrounds, offering an insight into the region's history. The centre also houses a gift shop with a variety of local arts and crafts on sale.

52 Sheehan Road, Tarzali
Phone / Fax (07) 4095 1122
Visit the craft workshop to see how Joane produces her lovely Pewter jewelry and giftware. Workshop times are most mornings until midday. Please ring for a visit or to make an apointment.

Millaa Millaa-Malanda Road, Tarzali
(half way between Millaa Millaa and Malanda)
Phone (07) 4097 2713
While there is plenty to see and do at Tarzali Lakes, the main attractions are definitely the recreational fishing, platypus viewing and farm tours.

Malanda Falls on the south-western outskirts of the town, was created as the original town swimming pool and is a popular swimming spot all year round. BBQ and toilet facilities are provided. Across the road is a rainforest walk that meanders next to the river, you may spot turtles or platypus.

Nearby National Parks and State Forests include:

Have a picnic by the river that runs through this small rainforest remnant. If youçre there around dusk, you may be lucky enough to see platypus in the river, or scrub-turkeys and orange-footed scrubfowl building mounds in the rainforest. There is a 'rainforest circuit' walking track, and an environmental centre next to the park where you can learn more about the history, geology, vegetation and wildlife. Toilets, a shelter shed, water, wood barbecues and picnic tables are provided. Camping is not allowed. For more information about this park, please CLICK HERE.

The Wooroonooran National Park is a huge park - almost 800 square kilometres- that encompasses Josephine Falls and Mount Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland at an elevation of 1622 metres. The climb up to the peak is quite treacherous, largely due to unpredictable weather, and over the years there have been a number of tourist who have not returned from their climb. The park is divided into three different areas; the Palmerston section, the Josephine Falls section, and the Mount Bartle Frere section. There are campsites in various areas of the park, and popular walking tracks. For more information about this park, please CLICK HERE.

There are nine large vibrant mosaics scattered throughout the town that are worth the look. They were created to commemorate the history of Malanda's community and are: The Original Inhabitants – which tells the story of the regions first people, Hardships and Struggles – shows the battle between man and nature, Transport – dominated by the steam train, Commerce – giving credit to all the arts, Recollections – showing the Malanda Pub, Early Settlers – depicting the first European Settlers, The Dairy Industry, Recreation and Looking Ahead. Theyre located at the Malanda Falls, Malanda Pharmacy, Wait – A – While Studio, 5A Freshmart, Post Office, Majestic Theatre, Eacham Shire Council, Mitre 10, and the Malanda Rural Supplies. One hint:- spot the blue butterfly in each mosaic.

From the McHugh Lookout or Millaa Millaa Lookout, (near Millaa Millaa), you can have one of the best views of the Tablelands. The lookout is located five kilometres north of Millaa Millaa.

The Malanda Lions Markets are on the third Saturday of every month on Jack May Park, opposite the Showground in Malanda. Wander around many outdoor stalls selling a interesting array of books, second hand tools, clothing and local arts and crafts, including some locally made lawyer cane furniture.

The Malanda Show is a great country show featuring rides, stalls, competitions, exhibitions, showbags and more!

For more details of other special events throughout the year, please check out our TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND EVENTS CALENDAR.


Malanda and Millaa Millaa accommodation can be great value, ranging from historic pub style lodging to comfortable motel accommodation. When it comes to finding a bed and breakfast in this southern part of the Atherton Tablelands, there is a great choice, and Malanda and Millaa Millaa each have a holiday park with family friendly accommodation including cabins, units, onsite vans and campgrounds. Scroll down or use the buttons on the right to choose your style of Millaa Millaa and Malanda holiday accommodation.

For a comprehensive list of all the holiday accommodation options available in the region around Malanda and Millaa Millaa, click here.


Restaurants and cafés in Malanda and Millaa Millaa are abundant and all of them emphasize their use of local produce. Treat your tastebuds to some of freshest flavours of Australia, whether it is barramundi, dairy products or local fruits and veggies.

The 'Out of the Whey' Teahouse at Millaa Millaa offers spectacular views across the Atherton Tablelands to the North Johnstone River Gorge and Mount Bartle Frere.Millaa Millaa's 'Out of the Whey' Teahouse is located in what was the original family homestead, on the Atherton Tablelands.OUT OF THE WHEY TEAHOUSE
256 Brooks Road, Mungalli Creek (MAP)
(off Palmerston Highway)
Phone (07) 4097 2232 / Fax (07) 4097 2248

Follow the signs between Malanda and Millaa Millaa!

The 'Out of the Whey' Teahouse is located at the Mungalli Creek Dairy, in what was the original family homestead and is open daily for visitors to enjoy a relaxing snack, morning or afternoon tea or lunch on the verandah which has spectacular views to the North Johnstone River Gorge and Mount Bartle Frere.

Their fresh scones served with Rainforest Jam and Mungalli Double Cream and their famous Quark Cheesecakes are definitely worth the stop as is their wonderful Cheeseplatter for two or Ploughmans Lunch served with home-made mango chutney. Other fare includes Spanokopita a traditional Spinach and Fetta Greek Pie served with home-made Chilli Jam, a Three Cheese Pie, Roasted Pumpkin, basil, Fetta and Sundried Tomato Frittata and of course their Quiche and Soup of the Day. And if that's not enough they have recently introduced a wicked Silician Cheesecake made with their full milk ricotta, dark chocolate, and glace orange on a cinnamon biscuit base.mmmm

The Malanda Dairy Centre, on the Cairns Highlands, features a museum, visitors centre, and gift shop.The Malanda Dairy Centre showcases the historical progress of Malanda and the surrounding Atherton Tablelands.MALANDA DAIRY CENTRE
8 James Street, Malanda (MAP)
Phone (07) 4095 1234

The historic cheese warehouse... transformed!

Malanda Dairy Centre is the 'must do' refreshment centre for your trip around the Tablelands. Offering a varied menu, there is something to please and housemade cakes through to delicious lunch fare, fresh juices and fabulous milkshakes.

There's also a museum to learn more about the beautiful Tablelands and the famous 'Mabi' gallery featuring the stunning works of Daryl Dickson and Martin Willis.

Malanda Dairy Centre is open 7 days a week so take a break from driving and call in!

The Country Breeze Restaurant, in Malanda, offers a delicious a la carte dining experience in the Cairns Highlands.Malanda Lodge Motel is situated on a massive 11 acres of rolling green lawns, in the Atherton Tablelands.THE COUNTRY BREEZE RESTAURANT
Cnr Merragallan & Millaa Millaa Rd, Malanda (MAP)
Phone (07) 4096 5555 / Fax (07) 4096 5516

A surprisingly delightful dining experience!

The Country Breeze Restaurant situated in the Malanda Lodge Motel complex overlooks a salt water rock pool, complete with waterfall and spa and surrounding gardens. On those cool winter evenings get cosy by the fireplace as you enjoy a modern Australian a la carte dining experience.

Country Breeze Restaurant offers seating for up to 100 people and cocktail bar fully licensed,with a modern Australian a la carte menu. The restaurant is the perfect setting for weddings, private parties, business lunches and seminars. The restaurant can produce personalized menus for any occasion.

Gallo Dairyland cafe is ideally located between the towns of Yungaburra, malanda and Atherton.In addition to the range of Atherton Tablelands chocolates, cheeses and dairy products, Gallo Dairyland offers a wholesome menu, morning and afternoon tea, a range of fresh farm baked produce.GALLO DAIRYLAND
Atherton-Malanda Road, Atherton
(Halfway between Malanda and Atherton) (MAP)
Phone (07) 4095 2388 / Fax 07 40 952366

Featuring a range of fresh farm baked produce!

Gallo Dairyland café offers a wholesome menu, morning and afternoon tea, and of course sales of the gourmet range of cheese and tantalising chocolate.

The Cafe/Restaurant is fully airconditioned, seating approx 80-90 people. A wholesome lunch menu, morning and afternoon tea is available for you to relax and enjoy the ambience of the surrounding scenery on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Souvenirs and local products such as Coffee, Rosella Jam, Tomato/Mango Chutney, Honey, and Macadamias are available for purchase. Opening hours are from 9.30am

Millaa Millaa Falls, close to Malanda Travellers Rest Tea Room.Travellers Rest Tea House, in Malanda, is a fantastic place to enjoy a snack during your visit to the Waterfalls Circuit.TRAVELLERS REST TEA ROOM
Millaa Millaa to Malanda Road, Malanda (MAP)
Phone (07) 4096 6077 / Fax (07) 4096 5164

At Travellers Rest Tea Room you will enjoy some of the most tempting selections of tea sandwiches, savouries, fres scones and pikelets, cakes and other sweet treats. High tea is served on a three tiered cake stand that will leave you open mouthed.

Situated a short distance from Millaa Millaa Falls, one of the iconic landscapes of Tropical North Queensland, Travellers Rest Tea Room is open from Thursday to Sunday, from 2pm till 4.30pm or by appointment. A fantastic place to celebrate baby showers, anniversaries, club meetings or women's get together. Or just pop in for a fabulous snack.

Millaa-Malanda Road
(halfway between Millaa Millaa and Malanda)
Phone (07) 4097 2713
BYO, guaranteeing the freshest fish available

12 English Street, Malanda
Phone (07) 4096 5101

Lot 5, Foxwell Road, Malanda
Phone (07) 4096 6183 / Fax (07) 4096 6380
Foxwell Park restaurant combines the charm of a beautifully restored timber building with old world service and hospitality to create a unique dining experience.

Main Street, Peeramon
Phone (07) 4096 5873

Palmerston Highway, Millaa Millaa
Phone (07) 4097 2237
The perfect place for real coffee and home made meals. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm for Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea 6 days a week (closed Thursdays)


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Cairns Unlimited offers you the best deals on car rentals.Public transport is quite limited throughout the region and it is generally recommended that visitors who do not have their own vehicle should hire a car. Why don't you let us sort out this for you and save yourself the hassle? Visit our CAR HIRE page and we will do all the hard work for you finding the best deal on a rental car or campervan. After all, you are coming to Tropical North Queenland to relax, aren't you?

Please Note: There are no regular public transport services to (or between) the towns of Yungaburra, Malanda,
Kairi, Tinaroo or Millaa Millaa.
Trans North Coaches, below, runs from Cairns through the middle of the Atherton Tablelands, passing through Mareeba, Walkamin, Tolga and Atherton. A number of towns, including Mareeba, Atherton, Malanda and Ravenshoe, have local taxi services, and can serve to transport you from town to town. Of course this can become expensive, especially if travelling alone.

Trans North Coaches connects the Atherton Tablelands with Kuranda and Cairns.Trans North Coaches services the Atherton region, and connects the Tablelands with Cairns. They operate a number of daily services on the Cairns -Kuranda- Mareeba - Atherton route, with connections available on Kerry's Bus Service from Atherton to Ravenshoe and Herberton and along the Wheelbarrow Way to Chillagoe. In Mareeba, the Trans North agent is Mareeba News. Catch the bus at the Old Railway Station.

In Cairns, the route begins/ends at 46 Spence Street, but passengers can also also hail the bus at bus stops along Sheridan Street, or anywhere else along the route, provided it is safe for the driver to stop. Discounts range from 20% for tertiary students to 50% for pensioners and primary school children. Details of Trans North Coaches latest timetable and fares can be found on their website.

Malanda's Taxi service.Malanda has a taxi service. Phone (07) 4096 6999


One of most popular attractions in Cairns is the Great Barrier Reef.

Beautiful view of the fertile Tablelands. Ellinjaa Falls. Millaa Millaa Falls.
Zillie Falls.

Internet access is available at:

Tree Kangaroo Licensed Internet Cafe, Malanda Falls


In case of emergency only, dial 000. In all other cases, phone the local service:

Ambulance (07) or 131233
Hospital (07)
Police (07)