From Atherton, Cairns is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast, and Port Douglas is 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the north.
Vacationing in just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a narrow window into the broader qualities of a region. So schedule in some time to tour Tropical North Queensland's other natural and man-made attractions. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Mareeba, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the south, and Biboohra 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast of Atherton is Cairns, a regional center which is home to Cairns Civic Theatre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Center of Contemporary Arts. Great Barrier Reef, Flecker Botanic Gardens and Barlow Park are just a handful of the other attractions that await.
When the weather is begging you spend the day outdoors, why not take the chance to explore Tropical North Queensland's open-air exhibits, farms and open-air markets?.
Cool off in Tropical North Queensland's waterways with a spot of boating or swimming. Admire this region in a completely new way. Summon the courage and try sky diving.
As you come to the end of your vacation to this incredible region, rest assured that you can visit again. As good hosts like to say: A visitor once, always a friend.