Enjoy village pleasures – a vibrant mix of alfresco café culture, boutique shopping, and famous Yungaburra Markets. Explore natural attractions and drive, hike or bike through stunning rainforests and pastoral countryside. View abundant bird and wildlife. Thrill to fishing and water sports at mighty Lake Tinaroo. Swim in glorious crater lakes and waterfalls. Come to Yungaburra!
Peterson’s Creek is a haven for wildlife. Watch for platypus, tree-kangaroos, wallabies and a large variety of birds (View map). Yungaburra, the historic heart of the Tablelands, was established in 1890, and is listed by the National Trust of Queensland with many of the original buildings still in use. Walk the Old Town Loop and experience local history (View map).
Meet the locals
“Tinaroo Sunset Retreat”
Enthusiasm and the love of this magnificent region motivated Garry and Cathy Corbett to move up from Cairns about four years ago and open the new accommodation “Tinaroo Sunset Retreat”. Cathy manages the hospitality business and Garry is also a painter/decorator.
Cathy says “We thoroughly enjoy being involved with the Yungaburra business community and events throughout the Tablelands. More
(front:) Enaide Freeman, Jill Attewell, Jane Duncanson, Jenny Coutts, Jane Duncanson, Heather Lewis, Sue Bartlett, Pauline Saw, Claire Weiden
(back:) Max Lewis, Martin Williams, Milton Douglas, Averil Douglas, Ken Duncanson, Peter Beaver, Pat Compton
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The village of Yungaburra is surrounded by countryside which has been influenced and shaped by many, now extinct, volcanoes. The landscape is stunning, with outstandingly beautiful natural attractions: crater lakes, waterfalls and World Heritage rain forest. This tranquil and picturesque village is situated 720 metres (2400 feet) above sea level. This ideal holiday destination is cooler than the coastal area during summer, and in winter the mild days and refreshing nights are an excuse to enjoy a crackling log fire.
Yungaburra is easily accessible from Cairns, just over one hour up the Gillies Range or come from Cairns’ northern beaches via the Kuranda Range. If you are driving north from Townsville you can drive the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail. See our Atherton Tablelands maps page.
Supercharge your Yungaburra holiday experience by calling in to the Visitor Information Centre, located directly across the street from the Lake Eacham Hotel at the Maude Kehoe Park. The friendly volunteers will be glad to help you with your holiday needs.
See you in Yungaburra!