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Atherton Tablelands, tropical north Queensland, Australia. (latitude 17.27s, longitude 145.46e, population: 10 253 [ABS, 1996]).
With an annual rainfall of 1413mm, the town environs are a lush green with streets, parks and gardens filled with a variety of rainforest trees and shrubs.
The mountain towns and villages of the Atherton Tablelands have a lush tropical feel without the heat and uncomfortable humidity of the coastal districts.
For many travellers it is the last fully serviced town and last piece of green countryside they will see before plunging down to the westward plains of the Gulf Savannah.
For others it is the ideal base from which to explore the ecological wonderland of Australia's tropical tablelands.