another nice view of the Millaa Millaa Falls
at the Malanda Falls
this is how the Tablelands look like when it's raining. Wet and fertile
its aerial roots drop 15 meters to the ground
the Curtain Fig tree near Yungaburra is one of the tallest trees of Australia
an Australian brushturkey passes by. No hurry, Christmas is still far away
are very fertile farmland and produce large quantities of sugar cane, corn, banana and dairy products.
John Atherton found rich tin deposits and that attracted a lot of miners.
Logging of red cedar
became the next big event after the
were brutally expelled. On the cleared areas farming started by Chinese workers who build their own Chinatown in
Tourism is now an important industry in the Tablelands, centered around the artificial Lake Tinaroo
in the Barron
River, known for its large Barramundi
The forests around Danbulla sport some of Australia's largest fig trees
all that rain has to find its way to the sea, creating many scenic waterfalls in the process, like the Millaa Millaa
the fig trees and waterfalls on a rainy day in July 1999.
we traveled the Atherton Tablelands from Cairns via Kuranda and Atherton to Innisfail at the coast
the Cathedral Fig tree in the Danbulla State Forest is over 500 years old
yes, we are strangers here
at the foot of the Millaa Millaa Falls, the drop is 18 meters
the Mungali Cascades are privately owned. You may spot Platypus in the area
you can swim in the pool below the Ellinjaa Falls