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Atherton and Evelyn tablelands parks and forests

Photos: Queensland Government, Tourism Queensland and Tamara VallancePhotos: Queensland Government, Tourism Queensland and Tamara Vallance

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Facilities and activities


National parks, state forests and other protected areas are scattered across the Atherton and Evelyn tablelands, west of Cairns. Access is via the Gillies or Kennedy highways from Cairns, the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail or the Mossman–Mount Molloy Road from Port Douglas.

What's special

The parks and forests of the Atherton and Evelyn tablelands are a colourful mosaic of traditional connections, rich colonial history, changing vegetation types and unique and diverse animals. Walk, drive, swim, canoe and horse ride through this dynamic landscape, parts of which have been included in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. See links to each park page for more detailed information

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Last updated
11 March 2019