The Atherton Tablelands has much to offer in terms of iconic locations and what you can do while visiting. This explains why there is always a stream of visitors heading to the area, especially during the summer. If you have never visited, you should have it on your bucket list. You do not have to worry about spending too much money. While some attractions are high end and tourists splurge to enjoy them, there are also exciting places that you can visit on a budget. You just need to do a lot of research and ask for recommendations when you are not sure. The tips that help are as follows.
Where to Stay
You do not actually have to book a sophisticated hotel. There are many hostels such as the Tolga Backpackers, Calypso and Freedom Cairns where you can stay at a low price. Some motels are priced relatively low, and they go even lower if you make your booking before the peak season. Always try to start searching for your accommodation early enough so that you read reviews of all the ones you are considering before checking in.
Where to Eat
If you want to eat cheap food, you should be open to sampling what the locals have prepared. There are always food trucks selling local dishes and small cafes that stock different kinds of meals at a low price. If you do not want to eat in such establishments, you can find accommodation that has a kitchenette and cook your own food. There are many picnic points, including parks, where you can go and eat while connecting with nature.
If you live around the Tablelands region, it is cheaper to drive yourself. If this is not possible, you can use public transport. They run to a schedule, so as long as you know where you want to go, and you are on time, you will find commuting to be more comfortable.