• 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 drive time of 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Weather coolest 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, bowling club, quaint shops and three churches.

Yungaburra is known as the “Gateway to the Tablelands”. A friendly  “home base” for a holiday.  Here you will find spectacular natural scenery and a friendly 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. Formally 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 which can be spotted in Yungaburra. With any luck, you may even run across the rare Lumholtz tree kangaroo. 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 the loved one or going solo. You can choose from a variety of accommodations. From backpacker lodges, Air BnB’s, cottages or 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 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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