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Images Dated 24th May 2011

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Atherton Tablelands, Cairns Highlands, Far North Queensland, Australia Featured 24 May 2011 Print

Atherton Tablelands, Cairns Highlands, Far North Queensland, Australia

The Atherton Tableland is a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, Australia. It is located west to south-south-west inland from Cairns. Although it is in the tropical latitudes, its elevated position provides a climate suitable for dairy farming. It has an area of around 32, 000 km2 with an altitude ranging between 500 and 1, 280 m (1, 640 and 4, 200 ft). The fertility of the soils in the region can be attributed to the volcanic origins of the land.
The principal river flowing across the plateau is the Barron River. It was dammed to form an irrigation reservoir named Lake Tinaroo. Tinaroo Hydro, a small 1.6MW Hydroelectric power station is located near the spillway

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