Atherton Tablelands

  • Yungaburra Triathlon

    Drawing over 500 competitors and 2500 spectators in 2014, 2015 and 2016 the annual event is delivered by Tablelands Regional Council with the assistance of an organising committee made up of local business and community representatives. Sponsorship and registration fees cover the cost of the event, with 10 per cent of registration fees donated to organisations that support returned service members.

  • Mareeba Art Society Annual Art Exhibition

    Mareeba Art Society’s annual art exhibition featuring artists from all over the Far North. Open to all artists. Monetary Prizes to the value of $4,810.

  • Festival of Small Halls at Koah Hall

    Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists (one national and one international) performing at two of the country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home and Abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun.

  • The Great Wheelbarrow Race

    On the third weekend in May of each year, Mareeba Shire Council plays host to ’The Great Wheelbarrow Race’.
    This is an event where competitors push an empty wheelbarrow along the ’Wheelbarrow Way’ between Mareeba and Chillagoe in three stages.

  • Christmas in July

    Enjoy a tropical Christmas in July celebration with live entertainment, raffles, novelty events, markets and dinner under the stars. A weekend not to be missed.

  • Rotary FNQ Field Days

    The Rotary FNQ Field Days is the region’s largest agricultural exhibition. Held over three days in May, the event attracts hundreds of local, regional and

  • Tablelands Folk Festival

    The Tablelands Folk Festival is a music festival held in the historic village of Yungaburra, North Queensland.

    The festival celebrates world-wide folk traditions through music,

  • Mareeba Rodeo and Festival 2019

    The Mareeba Rodeo has a history dating back to 1949 and has become a national icon on the rodeo calendar.

    Top level competition and entertainment

  • Old town young heart: your guide to Yungaburra

    It’s no coincidence the Atherton Tablelands village of Yungaburra attracts visitors from far and wide. This village, 1200m above sea level, translates to Meeting Place in local indigenous dialect – and the trail of headlights coming from Cairns each weekend proves it.

  • Lake Koombooloomba

    Kareeya power station was commissioned in 1999, and was developed in line with principles of environmentally sustainable development. Its location [more…]