Local Highlights

Atherton Chinatown
Within walking distance of BIG4 Atherton is the wonderful Atherton Chinatown, Hou Wang Temple. Gold attracted Chinese settlers to North QLD in the late 1800s. When the gold ran out, may turned to timber and market gardening. The National Trust of QLD acquired the Temple in 1979. It is the only timber and iron temple remaining in Australia. See the caretaker's home and listen to the voices of the past.

The Crystal Caves and Fascinating Facets
A must for all the family situated on the Main Street of Atherton. Discover some of the world's most spectacular natural crystals and real fossils. In the Underground Adventure Museum you will be given a miners helmet and a catalogue to identify the crystals and fossils and are free to wander at your leisure. Fascinating Facets is the combination of a gallery, jewellery store and rock shop. Coloured stones including Sapphire, Ruby & Amethyst are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Gallo Dairyland
Gallo Dairyland is a fully functional dairy farm now producing a range of gourmet dairy products and hand crafted chocolates. Gallo's is open daily with informative displays and observation decks into the cheese factory and in the surrounds of a working farm. Gallo Dairyland also has its own cafe and makes for an enjoyable outing for all the family. Come and enjoy their delicious cheese & chocolate. We have a 10% Discount Voucher for you to take with you, when purchasing Gallo cheese.

Great Northern Walking Trails
The Atherton Tablelands has many attractions including the many beautiful waterfalls & lakes. For the nature lovers, bushwalks are available .. please ask at Reception for your copy of the "Great Northern Walking Trails". The Tableland region is also known for its coffee plantations and distillery's. Please ask at Reception as we have various discount vouchers available for the various plantations Distillery's such as Mt. Uncle Distillery and Golden Drop Mango.

Tableland Region 7 Day Itinerary
Please ask at Reception for your 7 Day Itinerary highlighting all the major attractions and all the things there are to see and do on the Tablelands. Our Park is a great place to call home while you explore the Tablelands. In our Special Offers & Member Benefits you will see that we offer our guests various discounts at local attractions and shops. These vouchers work in conjunction with the Itinerary. We now have an itinerary for the children!

Close-up Birding Adventures
David "Chook" Crawford is locally born & bred with an incredible knowledge of the birdlife that may be found in this region. He has many tours .. from day trips to an 11 day trip to Cape York. All tours operate with a minimum of 2 people and travel is in a comfortable, air conditioned 4WD vehicle. David is very happy to pick up guests staying at BIG4 Atherton who wish to participate in one of his tours.

Alan's Wildlife Tours
Nocturnal tours available .. animals to be seen include Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo, Coppery Brushtail Possums and Green Ringtail Possums. Sometimes seen are Owls, Bats, Geckoes & Frogs. Planets of interest, stars and geology are also discussed. Natural History & Bird Watching Tours are also available. Visit ancient rainforests with huge trees, hear the stories of the volcanic landscape pand the life it supports.

World Class Mountain Bike Trails
Now up to Trail 17, come and ride the most amazing Mountain Bike Trails in the region and in Australia. Built to international standard by World Trail, and having already hosted some major international mountain bike races, these trails are a must and are located within riding distance of our Park. The trails have been built to varying degrees of difficulty to suit all riders and family members. You can wash off your bike in our purpose built MTB wash down and service bay after your ride!

Local Events

Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride, Atherton Stage
from 30 June, 2018 to 30 June, 2018

Atherton Markets
from 25 December, 2011 to 30 December, 2019
The Atherton Markets are held at Platypus Park, just 500m from our Park on the 1st Saturday of each month. Enjoy a stroll to the markets for your fresh fruit and vegetables.

Tolga Markets
from 25 December, 2011 to 30 December, 2019
The Tolga Markets are held at the Tolga Racecourse on the 1st Sunday of every month. Tolga is a 10 minute drive from our Park.

Mareeba Markets
from 25 December, 2011 to 30 December, 2019
The Mareeba Markets are held at the Mareeba Cultural Centre on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Mareeba is a 30 minute drive from our Park.

Yungaburra Markets
from 25 December, 2011 to 30 December, 2019
The Yungaburra Markets are held on the 4th Saturday of every month. They are the larger of the markets in the area and are very popular. Choose from a range of fresh produce, clothing and arts & crafts. Yungaburra is a 15 minute drive from our Park.

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