I have several favourite places in Australia, but I don't think one place encapsulates why Australia is so special to me in the way that the Atherton Tablelands do. The Atherton Tablelands are located an hour southwest of Cairns and has the natural beauty and diversity that make northern Queensland such an amazing place to visit. The Atherton Tablelands is an amazing area for waterfalls and wildlife alike.
The 'Waterfall Circuit', allows visitors to visit four spectacular waterfalls in the space of 15 km (9 miles). Millaa Millaa Falls are particularly stunning and is a must see when in this area. This is also a great area to get your wildlife spotting glasses on. In this area I've been lucky enough to spot platypus, musky-rat kangaroo, striped possum and sightings of tree kangaroos aren't uncommon.