Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Malanda is a medium-sized town on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is located 85 kilometres from Cairns and 732 metres above sea level. Malanda first developed in the 1880s when the discovery of tin and copper at Herberton saw a steady stream of miners and engineers moving over the mountains from the coast. At the 2006 census, Malanda had a population of 1,009. The name Malanda is synonymous throughout North Queensland with milk and cheese.