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The small rural and tourist town of Atherton lies at the heart of the Atherton Tablelands about 95 km south-west of Cairns and 750 m above sea-level. See the fascinating Environmental Park which showcases how the area must have been before grazing and clearing. The rich, red volcanic soils of the area have been used to produce avocados, macadamia nuts, peanuts, potatoes, maize, tropical fruits, and more recently wine grapes. Atherton is also important as the major dairy area supplying milk and diary products for Far North Queensland Accommodation varies from old Queensland style hotels to rainforest retreats, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks and backpacker hostels. The area has a number of outstanding natural attractions such as: # Curtain Fig Tree # Millaa Millaa Falls # The Crater # Lake Tinaroo, and the crater lakes - Lake Barrine, Lake Eacham # National Parks and Reserves with amazing rock formations # Halloran's Hill Environmental Park which includes a crater from an extinct volcano # The Old Post Office Gallery is a museum and an art gallery # Chinese Joss House, Chinese Temple to the Emperor Hou Wang and Museum, which recalls the history of the Chinese during the gold mining period # The Crystal Caves and Fascinating Facets - a mineralogical collection gallery, rock shop, walk-through underground mine display and jewelry store. The display includes rocks, fossils, minerals and crystals. The store sells opals, blue topaz, crystals, jewelry and gemstones.


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