Welcome to the quaint, picturesque village of Yungaburra. Located in the heart of the Tablelands and only one hour from Cairns. Boasting spectacular scenery, appealing lodging and a central location. Yungaburra is known as the “Gateway to the Tablelands”. A very popular “home base” for a holiday.
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. Walking 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 just 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. The fit and active should test out 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 one you love or going solo. You can choose from a variety of accommodations. From backpacker lodges, Air BnB’s, cottages or a luxurious apartment. There is something available to fit any budget.
Contributing to Yungaburra’s fast-growing reputation as the number one choice for Atherton Tablelands are the incredible eateries. Choose from cafe style food, Devonshire Teas, Italian food or the always satisfying pub meal.