The historical township of Atherton is located west to south-south-west of Cairns and is positioned on the Atherton Tableland, a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range. Atherton has a humid, subtropical climate that differs from the surrounding tropical savannah due to the town's elevation.
A large shopping centre is located in the middle of town, and pretty parks are scattered throughout. Atherton's 6,000 residents enjoy quiet lifestyle with an easy pace.
Address: Atherton State High School - Maunds Road, Atherton
Postal: PO Box 752, Atherton QLD 4883
Telephone: (07) 4095 6000
Facsimile: (07) 4091 1512
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:15pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 4:15pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Village Taxi Cabs provides taxi services for the Atherton region.
Ample parking is available in various locations surrounding the TAFE buildings at no cost.