Atherton is the 'capital' of the lovely Tropical Tablelands, a land of beautiful lakes, waterfalls, rich red soil and tropical rainforest. Here the temperature is cooler, the pace is slower and there is a feeling of relaxation in the air. The rich Tableland area is famous for producing peanuts, maize and potatoes.
The area also has a number of natural attractions such as the Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa Falls, crater lakes and amazing rock formations. Atherton is ideally situated as a base to explore most places of interest in the Tablelands area. Accommodation varies from old Queensland style hotels to bed and breakfast's (B&B's), rainforest retreats, caravan parks and backpacker hostels. Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 1,869 kilometres.
Temperatures for Atherton
Atherton has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Atherton is approximately 29 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 18 °c.
Atherton has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Atherton is approximately 22 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 10 °c.
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