Atherton Tablelands

Useful site to give you more information about the Atherton Tablelands!




Saturday 17th June 2017

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Storm Season is Approaching!
The Tablelands Regional Council is advising locals to stock up for storm season and be prepared.  After having been through numerous cyclones, wet seasons and storms it's good advice to take.  You can read the full media release here Following is list of items people should consider having prepared.  But most importantly, don't leave your preparation until it's too late!

Extract from www.trc.qld.gov.au

The following list contains items that should be considered in emergency preparation plans.

Water

·         Store water in clean and safe plastic containers.


·         Each person will need a minimum of five litres of water per day to allow for drinking, food preparation and personal sanitation; 10 litres would be preferable. Remember that following a cyclone or flood it is likely to be extremely hot and humid requiring a high level of fluid intake.


·         If you live in an area with a town water supply, plan to have at least a three day supply of water for each member of the family. If in a remote area, one week's supply or more may be necessary.

Food

·         Store at least a week's supply of non-perishable foods.

·         Choose foods that don't require refrigeration, can be eaten without preparation or cooking, require minimal water and have reasonable shelf life.

·         Choose compact and light products just in case you need to evacuate.

·         Ensure cooking facilities such as a gas BBQ, and gas/fuel/spirit camping stove are available for use.

Include the following foods in your kit:

·         Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables

·         Canned juices, milk and soups.

·         Staples such as sugar, pepper, salt and high energy foods such as peanut butter, honey, jams, biscuits and muesli bars

·         Vitamins

·         Food for babies, children, elderly persons or any special dietary requirements

·         Comfort foods such as biscuits, lollies, cereals, milo, coffee and tea

A First aid kit


Tools and supplies


·         Plates, bowls, cups, knives and forks (paper or plastic plates and utensils do not require washing up)

·         Battery operated radio and spare batteries

·         Battery operated torches

·         Cash

·         Non-electric can opener

·         Utility knife

·         Toilet paper/towlettes

·         Soap/detergent

·         Personal hygiene items

·         Duct and masking tape

·         Matches in waterproof container

·         Disinfectant

·         Mobile phone and charger

·         Insect repellent and sunscreen

·         Pliers, screwdrivers, drills, wrenches, spanners, bolts, screws and nails for temporary repairs

·         Ropes, chains and pickets for securing outdoors items such as boats and garden sheds

·         Extension cords and power boards

·         Non-electric clock

·         Plastic sheeting or tarps

Special items


·         Baby needs such as nappies and bottles

·         Medications

·         Contact lenses or prescription glasses

·         Important family documents in a waterproof container:

o   Wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds

o   Passports and immunisation records

o   Bank account and credit card numbers

o   Inventory of household contents

o   Important telephone numbers and contact details

o   Family records such as birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates.
·               Fuel for vehicles and generators

·               Pet food and supplies

·               Entertainment for the family such as games, books and puzzles.

Gallo's DairyLand

Recently, we went with a group of friends to Gallo's DairyLand for Lunch.  We've been before.  We had the best burger and coffee!  This locally owned family business is a working dairy farm, including a cheese factory and chocolate making facility.  When you come to visit the Atherton Tablelands, make this one place to stop.  You can even view the cows being milked and visit the animal nursery.
The staff and friendly and kids are welcomed.  There's  a viewing room to see the cheese being made and a great selection of cheese and chocolate products to purchase.


Yungaburra Markets every 4th Saturday of month (except Dec)
Communities connecting together and supporting each other.  We'd love to see you when you visit our beautiful part of the world....

March1st, 2011 - It's very wet.  It's beautiful, but wet.  Those who venture to this area in the wet season will soon realise what I mean by "wet".  We must be thankful however, as there is so much diversity here on the Atherton Tablelands because of the rain.  Whilst many areas in Australia struggle with lack of fresh produce, here you just have to be creative.  Get outside of the supermarkets and go to the local markets each weekend.  There's a market on every weekend somewhere on the Atherton Tablelands.  Here you'll find fresh fruits, vegetables and quite often organic meats.  There is so much to choose from.  Come along and you might just find a bargain!

Wednesday 23rd Feb 2011
Well what an utterly enjoyable evening!  We attended the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Inaugural Meeting of the Eacham Shire Council.  The Malanda Theatre Group were excellent with a light-hearted reanactment of the inaugural meeting and songs that reflected the local area.  We also viewed a video presentation and memorbillia. A wonderful meal, good company and entertainment.  Congratulations to the organising Committee and the YCA and TRC for a wonderful event!  (23/2/2011)


The Atherton Tablelands is the most beautiful place in the world, and yes I am biased as I live here.  So to discover more about this amazing area, check out the following links to just some of the towns and attractions.  Why not visit on your next holiday?  You may never want to leave...

http://www.yungaburra.com/
http://www.yungaburramarkets.com/
http://www.mareeba.com/
Main Street, Herberton
http://www.kuranda.org/
http://www.atherton.com.au/
http://www.malanda.info/
http://www.ravenshoevisitorcentre.com.au/
http://www.herbertonvisitorcentre.com.au/
http://www.trc.qld.gov.au/


I'll add to the list as I find more sites.  There is so much to see and do.  The weather is beautiful, the people friendly.  Hope to see you...


Old Herberton Railway Station
From the Atherton Tablelands you can journey further north to Cape York and explore the interesting remote areas all the way to the Tip of Australia.  Before you embark on your adventure through Cape York, it's suggested that you check out road conditions, weather etc as if it rains you could find yourself stranded.  Take plenty of water, food and some cash.  By driving to road conditions and using commonsense you and your family can have a safe, enjoyable trip.
My family at the Tip of Australia



Lake Eacham near Yungaburra











We live in a diverse area here on the Atherton Tablelands.  Each weekend there is a local market somewhere across our area where you can purchase produce, and all sorts of unique items.  I buy beautiful locally made soap, the best coffee you can buy, fresh veges and fruit all year round.

Millaa Millaa Falls

There are also beautiful places to swim like Lake Eacham, Lake Tinaroo or take a boat cruise on Lake Barrine.  Drive the waterfall circuit near  Millaa Millaa and yes, some of them you can swim in.


How about a visit to Fascinating Facets and the Crystal Caves, or Gallo's Dairyland.  In many of our local towns there are information centres which can assist with maps and local information.  In Mareeba try the Coffee Works - coffee and chocolate - yum!
Gallo's Dairyland (Photo LV)




In Millaa Millaa there is Mungalli Creek - their yoghurts and products are beautiful and well worth trying.

Catch you soon....