The Avenue of Honour
The Avenue of Honour, is situated adjacent to Lake Tinaroo on the Tinaburra Peninsula.
The site is to be maintained in perpetuity as a national memorial in honour of all the men and women who served, as well as to commemorate the memory of all Australian soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in the fight against terror in Afghanistan. It is one of the few monuments of its type outside of Canberra. View AAofH Brochure.
In the heart of Yungaburra is a special walk where you may be able to view platypus, a rare Lumholtz Tree-Kangaroo, the unique ‘Lloyd’s Suspension Bridge’, historical objects and more.
Download and printout a map of the Peterson Creek Wildlife & Botanical Walking Track.
Yungaburra Platypus Viewing Area
Yungaburra boasts a platypus viewing area on the Gillies Highway, located on the Atherton side of the village. It provides you with a convenient viewing platform from which to watch the resident platypus swim and dive.
You can drive and park at the viewing area or take a pleasant stroll from town. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Although the best viewing times are morning and dusk, it’s worthwhile stopping for a look at any time of day. The Yungaburra Visitor Centre receives regular reports of mid-day sightings.
Yungaburra village has existed largely unchanged since 1910. Many of the buildings in the heart of the village remain in their original splendor. Yungaburra has the highest proportion of heritage listed buildings outside of regional centres in Queensland.
This walking map of the old town loop takes in many of these buildings. Download and printout the Historic Yungaburra Brochure and Old Town Loop map. There are many excellent books researched and published by the Eacham Historical Society that detail the history of Yungaburra and the Atherton Tablelands, and give insight into the lives of the pioneers who settled here.
Curtain Fig Tree
This rainforest giant has been wowing visitors for decades. In the daytime, watch for ground and arboreal birds. At night, bring your torch to spotlight for tree-kangaroos and possums.
From Yungaburra, drive towards Atherton. Just out of town, turn left on Fig Tree Boulevard, drive 2km to the car park. The all-weather boardwalk is wheelchair friendly.