Yungaburra, the historic heart of the Tablelands, was established in 1890, and is listed by the National Trust of Queensland. Yungaburra has been a preferred holiday destination since the early 1900s with visitors returning to experience the charm of the village which has existed largely unchanged, with many of the original buildings still in existence.
In the late afternoon go to Peterson’s Creek to see platypus. The area is a haven for wildlife; here you may see platypus, tree kangaroos, wallabies and a large variety of birds. Go on a nice walk along Peterson’s Creek or do the Old Town Loop and learn about the local history.
Meet the locals
Yungaburra – Tinaroo Realty
An enthusiastic agent with a refreshing approach to her profession, Nichole became the principal of the Yungaburra Tinaroo Realty at the age of 22.
Her highly competitive approach to securing the best outcome for every client and firm belief in consistently delivering six star service sets her aside from the everyday agent.
Some of the Yungaburra Beautification Project: Shane Bisseker (Parks and Gardens TRC), Enaide Freeman & Anna Nielsen (members of the Beautification Committee) and Cr Rod Marti enjoy the colourful hanging baskets in the town area.
Following a “Yungaburra on the Move” meeting, a beautification project was suggested.
The village of Yungaburra is surrounded by countryside which has been influenced and shaped by many, now extinct, volcanoes. The landscape is stunning, with many outstandingly beautiful natural attractions such as crater lakes, waterfalls and World Heritage rain forest. This tranquil and picturesque village is situated 720 metres (2400 feet) above sea level. It’s cooler than the coastal area during summer and in winter the cool but mild climate and crackling log fires make it an ideal holiday destination.
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.
Once in Yungaburra please stop by 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.