Tourism is the second largest economic driver for the
The Atherton Tablelands is classified as a sub region of the greater Tropical North Queensland area.
Tropical North Queensland is best known as the gateway to the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests, and the only place in the world where two world natural heritage listed sites meet. These unique attributes have positioned the region as a popular tourist destination and resulted in the development of a diverse range of tourism facilities and opportunities.
The Atherton Tablelands is defined as the region that sits within the boundaries of Mareeba Shire Council and Tablelands Regional Council and is blessed with a multitude of natural attributes and a climate that is completely different to that of the coastal strip.