Malanda is a small town on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is Located 85 km from Cairns and 732 m above-sea level. Malanda was first developed in the 1880s when the discovery of tin at Herberton saw a steady stream of miners moving over the mountains from the coast. It is the administrative centre for Eacham Shire Council. Malanda is the home town of Socceroos international footballer (currently representing Lillestrøm SK in the Norwegian Premier League) Shane Stefanutto.
Destination Malanda is in the centre of this balance of nature (birdwatching, World Heritage rainforests and great bushwalking) and nurture (affordable and fine accommodation, dining and shopping.)
Walk over the top of a waterfall, swim with platypus, saunter through ancient trees. Just an hour and a half from the Cairns International airport Malanda is in the middle of the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia.
The Malanda area offers abundant natural experiences including bright tropical birds, brilliant butterflies, and wildlife rich walking tracks. Wander through charming small town shops and open air markets. Drive along meandering country roads past lush green dairy pastures, tea plantations and macadamia farms. Or just relax at the edge of a serene crater lake.