Welcome to Yungaburra: Where Tranquilly Meets Adventure in the Heart of the Atherton Tablelands!

  • Population: 1239 (2016 census)
  • Area: 17 km²
  • Elevation: 750 metres
  • Established:
  • Postcode: 4884
  • Distance from Cairns
  • via Gillies Range, 67 kilometres, drive time 1  hour and 9 minutes
  • via Kuranda Range, 104 kilometres of drive time of 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • The low temperature is 13.7 °C in July, and the highest temperature in December of 30.3°C
  • Annual Rainfall: 162.7 days of rain and 659 mm of rain

Welcome to the quaint, picturesque village of Yungaburra. It is located in the heart of the Tablelands and is only one hour from Cairns.

Yungaburra has a primary school, a bowling club, quaint shops, and three churches.

Yungaburra is known as the “Gateway to the Tablelands.” It is a friendly  “home base” for a holiday.  Here, you will find spectacular natural scenery and a pleasant country town.

As a guest, expect the locals to welcome you with open arms. This friendly spot oozes small-town charm. Take a tour of the most notable buildings.

Yungaburra Hotel

Walk the historic Old Town Loop. Check out the renowned Lake Eacham Hotel and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Originally inhabited by at least 16 different indigenous tribes,. Yungaburra became a stopover for miners and, ultimately, a European settlement. It was officially established in 1910. Many of Yungaburra’s heritage-listed buildings from those early years remain, for the most part, unchanged.

An abundance of wildlife

There is so much to see and do in this small town. Check out the wildlife and nature. Pack a picnic, and enjoy one of the beautiful walking tracks.

Yungaburra inspires nature lovers every day by connecting people with wildlife. There is no shortage of birds, with over 350 species recorded, making it a bird-lovers paradise.

The Wet Tropics area also boasts the highest number of possums in Australia. Many of these can be found in Yungaburra. You may even run across the rare Lumholtz tree kangaroo with any luck. Sneak up and watch Platypus splash and play from a platform built for this purpose.

Also, check out the massive Curtain Fig Tree. One of the biggest attractions on the Atherton Tablelands. Only a few minutes from Yungaburra.


Curtain Fig TreeThe fit and active should test the walking and bike tracks. Weaving in and around the lush rainforest and Lake Eacham. All against the backdrop of the tableland’s rolling green hills.

Perfect for vacationing with the family, escaping with a loved one, or going solo. You can choose from various accommodations: Backpacker lodges, Air BnB, cottages, and luxurious apartments. There is something available to fit any budget.

The incredible eateries contribute to Yungaburra’s fast-growing reputation as the number one choice for the Atherton Tablelands. Choose from cafe-style food, Devonshire teas, Italian food, or the always-satisfying pub meal.

Yungaburra is a town on Lake Tinaroo, a wonderful getaway for water lovers.

Local Attractions

  • Yungaburra Platypus viewing platform
  • Maude Kehoe Park
  • Avenue of Honour
  • Peterson Creek Wildlife and Botanical Walking Track.
Yungaburra map

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