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Posted: 25 Sep 2018
Victoria’s Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) is one of 3 species of birds of paradise (family Paradisaeidae) in Australia.
They are common in our part of the world, and relatively easy to observe on our property. They often investigate rough-...
Posted: 26 Jun 2017
We’re very excited to be able to bring you a unique NEW Sweetwater getaway experience:
Gypsy Wagon Glamping in the Port Douglas Hinterland/Northern Atherton Tablelands in our Private Natural Paradise.
Our gorgeous hand-crafted Gypsy Wagon...
Posted: 18 May 2013
CampersOZ have just been appointed the Main distributor in the Cairns region for this great new Mosquito Candle. The Sure Duz Mosquito candle was tested here in Cairns by a leading Entomologist and proves to be the most efficient method of...
Surrounded by the magnificent Mt Lewis mountain range deep in the Tropical Cairns Highlands and at the Northern tip of the Atherton Tablelands, Sweetwater Lodge offers private luxurious accommodation where you can relax and unwind while enjoying nature's bounties and the magical atmosphere of the ra...
Forest Retreat for birdwatchers and nature lovers. The modern self-contained cabin (with en-suite and well-equipped kitchen) with its own private veranda, is laid out for 1 or 2 guests. It is located in the midst of our 14 ha (35 acres) forest property, and is the ONLY guest accommodation, set well...
Stunning new getaway experience here in Julatten in the Port Douglas Hinterland/Northern Atherton Tablelands. Private rainforest walk and Platypus Hut also a fabulous feature of our special place. Nature's paradise in Far North Queensland! Unique, beautiful, bespoke hand crafted Gypsy Wagon with com...
Atherton is a historical town with an easy pace. It was the first town settled in the area, hence the reason the tablelands are named after it. Like Mareeba, Atherton serves the outlying farming communities in the highland region, but it is also a thriving town in it’s own right. The CBD bustles during the day, and even McDonalds has taken up residence at one end of the town.
All the services you will need can be found here: restaurants, accommodation ranging from caravan parks to motels, pubs and clubs, and even galleries. A large shopping centre is located in the middle of town, and pretty parks are scattered throughout.
Atherton is built on the side of an extinct volcano, called Hallorans Hill. Surrounding the town are several small hills known as the ‘Seven Sisters’.
The population of Atherton is approximately 5,800. According to the Atherton Shire Council, the area is growing at a rate of 1.9% per year.