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.
Whilst here in the region celebrating your special day inside our heritage ‘Yungaburra Chapel’, make sure you and your loved ones visit some of the best places in the Atherton Tablelands, from accommodation, local delicacies and popular landmarks.
Located conveniently 600m from the Yungaburra Chapel, the Whistle Stop Café provides delicious coffee and fantastic readymade, home-made meals using quality local ingredients. The team here pride themselves on excellent customer service, delicious food and coffee and year-round consistency of their carefully selected produce, making everyone feel part of the Whistle Stop family.
View a spectacular curtain fig tree from different vantage points along a boardwalk in this small but popular national park. This large fig tree in Curtain Fig Tree National Park is unique because the extensive aerial roots, that drop 15 metres to the forest floor, have formed a ‘curtain’. Starting from a seed dropped high in the canopy, this strangler fig grew vertical roots, which gradually became thicker and interwoven.
Visit Curtain Fig Tree
On the lush tropical Atherton Tablelands you will find a dairy farm that has opened the doors or rather their gates to the public. With the farming enterprise positioned between Atherton, Malanda and Yungaburra you will be pleasantly surprised to find a fully operational dairy farm; a gourmet cheese factory; a sensational café/restaurant; and last but not least, the most beautiful hand-crafted chocolate.
Located a stone’s throw away from the ‘Yungaburra Chapel’, Eden House Retreat accommodation consists of 6 self-contained cottages. Set in lush tropical gardens and well back from the street the cottages offer seclusion in the center of Yungaburra. Spacious and decorated in a rustic style our rooms offer a private and relaxing environment, from which to base your day trips through the Atherton Tablelands.
The teahouse at Lake Barrine may be 80 years old but the Devonshire teas it serves are as fresh and inviting as the crisp Atherton Tablelands air around this charming landmark. The teahouse juts out over the clean, clear waters of Lake Barrine, which sits right in the middle of tropical rainforest and is protected within the Crater Lakes National Park.
Come and explore Australia’s largest tea plantation for yourself. Nested among Queensland’s highest mountain range, in the picturesque setting of Malanda, our 360-hectare tea estate is only an hour and a half drive from Cairns. We’d love to welcome you to our Tea Room where you can sit back, take in the stunning views across the tea estate and enjoy a fresh cup of tea.
The ideal location for camping, fishing, skiing, bushwalking and wedding photos of course! Lake Tinaroo is a very popular spot for swimmers, skiers, walkers, fishing (permit required), red clawing, ideal for picnics with barbecues available. It has developed into one of the region’s most popular tourist locations that has so much to offer everyone. For a leisurely pastime, take a relaxing stroll along the jetty to see the dam spillway or enjoy one of the many picnic spots in the area.