Atherton Tablelands

Rainforest, evergreen fields, its crater lakes, numerous waterfalls and streams set under Mt Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest mountain. Situated close to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, the Waterfalls and Crater Lake District is a wonderful place to spend some time in Far North Queensland. Take your tech dive gear – you’ll need it !!

The climate is best described as naturally air-conditioned. Being an average 700 metres above sea level it is free of coastal humidity and high temperatures. Further inland are the magnificent Chillagoe Caves (none diveable unfortunately) and the Undara Lava Tubes – some of which are flooded and diveable.

Dive Locations in Atherton Tablelands

Lake Hypipamee

Located 23 kilometres south of Atherton, 27 kilometres north of Ravenshoe and 16 kilometres east of Herberton in the Hugh Nelson Range, Mt Hypipamee National park is one of the most interesting rainforest environments on the Tropical Atherton Tablelands. The Mount Hypipamee Crater was formed by volcanic activity. Dave Walton knows more about this site … Continue reading Lake Hypipamee

29/01/2015 05:39 hrs
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trimixguy

Lake Eacham

by Kerry McKenzie 2003 Lake Eacham is a hell of a place to train. I began diving it in the early 90’s and spent some time on the bottom checking out the mud !! Lake Eacham is around 68m deep but the ?Crater? (see Lake Hypipamee) was tech dived in 1956 to a depth of … Continue reading Lake Eacham

29/01/2015 05:38 hrs
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trimixguy

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