Welcome to Yungaburra

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 the mighty Lake Tinaroo. Swim in glorious crater lakes and waterfalls. Come to Yungaburra!

The village of Yungaburra is surrounded by spectacular 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.

Peterson’s Creek meanders past the village and is a haven for wildlife. Watch for platypus, tree-kangaroos, wallabies and a large variety of birds (view map). Yungaburra, the  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).

Yungaburra is easily accessible from Cairns, being just over one hour travelling via the Gillies Range or drive from Cairns’ northern beaches via the Kuranda Range. If you are driving north from Townsville you can travel up 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.

Yungaburra – Heritage Village – Spectacular Lakes – Stunning Scenery – Amazing Wildlife

Take a Walk on the Wildside along Petersen Creek!


Take a walk along the iconic Peterson Creek, Yungaburra.  The track between the suspension bridge and the highway is currently closed, however the majority of the track to the south of the suspension bridge is open.

This is a magnificent section of the creek and abounds with platypus, possums and you may see the elusive tree kangaroo!

Note the magnificent Mabi forest which our faithful Landcare volunteers have been maintaining for many years.

Enter via the Penda Street Entrance and head north to Frawley’s Pool and the historic railway bridge.



Our Yungaburra Association

The Yungaburra Association Inc (YAI). is consists of a number of dedicated members of the Yungaburra Community.  We can assist community groups, business and community members through linking the community with government, business, community and other interest groups.  We are there to assist you if we can.  

YAI can auspice a community event and assist by providing insurance, or support.

YAI is the owner and manager of Yungaburra.com, one of the Tableland’s most visited websites.

If you would like more information about YAI, please email info@yungaburra.com.

Yungaburra Businesses

The friendly people of Yungaburra will make you feel most welcome. We have a number of unique and wonderful businesses and services in our village and surrounding areas.

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Tablelands Folk Festival Assoc. Inc.

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Blue Summit Hideaway

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Tourism Atherton Tablelands

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Yungaburra Beautification Inc

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Lakefront Holiday Villas Yungaburra

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Nicks Restaurant Swiss Italian Restaurant

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Yungaburra Heart BnB

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Atherton Web Design

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Yungaburra Post Office

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