Explore the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands - our volcanic legacy has sculptured a landscape of diverse vistas, lush rainforests, waterfalls, crater lakes and rolling green hills.
The Crater Lakes
Lakes Eacham and Barrine are crater lakes filled with cool, deep, crystal clear water surrounded by World Heritage rainforest. These lakes offer a welcome escape from the heat and humidity of the coast. Lake Barrine has a tea house and regular cruises and both lakes offer swimming, picnicking and circuit walking tracks.
The high mountains of the Tablelands are the source of some magnificent rivers. The region has many fine cascading waterfalls as cool, pure mountain streams tumble to the sea. Take in the waterfall circuit and particularly the lovely 'bridal veil' of Millaa Millaa Falls.
Bush Walking Trails
Choose one of the Tableland's Top Ten Treks and take a walk on the wild side - through Australia's very own World Heritage listed rainforest paradise. See the Wet Tropics Site or visit the Information Centre for a comprehensive guide to bushwalks on the Tablelands.
Townships full of History
Apart from Yungaburra, the other Tableland's towns of Kuranda, Millaa Millaa, Herberton, Atherton, Ravenshoe and Mareeba are rich in history. Atherton, Herberton, Ravenshoe and Mareeba have Visitor Information Centres, with the Mareeba Visitor's Centre also including an interesting museum of Tableland's artefacts and history.
Herberton Historic Village
Spend an afternoon or even a day at the Herberton Historic Village, half an hours drive from Yungaburra. Be intrigued by this display of yesteryear's items, machinery, vintage cars, equipment, shops and buildings. Savour the delights in the on site coffee shop. http://www.historicvillageherberton.com.au/
An incredible diversity of habitat makes the region a birding 'hot spot'. Every walk is a bird walk and every drive or stop is an opportunity to see the renowned local bird life. Visit http://www.yungaburra.com/wildlife/birds/for info on locations and birds to be seen in the area,or visit http://www.yungaburra.com/alans-wildlife-tours/ for info on guided bird and wildlife tours.