Yungaburra

Itineraries in and around Yungaburra

You will need more than a day to see all the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. So base yourself in Yungaburra and plan a holiday around your special interests. Below we have two suggested itineraries that you can start with, then add some suggestions from your special interests, to make a holiday jam packed with things to do.

 

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1. Natural Attractions Itinerary

Day 1

Yungaburra

Yungaburra - Have a look at the famous Curtain Fig Tree before you arrive at your accommodation early afternoon. Unpack, then pop into Yungaburra Village for some supplies, and wander through the craft shops. About 5.30pm is a good time to make your way down to the Platypus Viewing Platform, to see if this elusive little animal is about, and do the Petersen Creek walk. How about a coldie at the pub before you decide which of the wonderful cafes and restaurants you will dine at tonight.

Day 2

Lakes

Lake Eacham - An early start is in order for a full day in the Lakes District. Visit Lake Eacham (10 mins by car), and walk off your breakfast with the 3km circuit track around the lake. You may see turtles, water dragons, muskyrat kangaroos, pademelons and many birds. Have a swim in the cool waters, or just sun yourself on the grassy bank.
Lake Barrine - A further 5 minutes down the Gillies Highway is Lake Eacham's big sister, Lake Barrine. The Rainforest Cruise on the Lake starts at about 10.15am, and runs at regular intervals. Pelicans, ducks, pythons and eels can be seen. If you are feeling energetic, there is a 6 km walk around this lake, or just opt for the short walk to the twin Kauri Pines. Have a leisurely morning tea or lunch at the Teahouse on the lake.
Danbulla State Drive around Lake Tinaroo - Turn right out of Lake Barrine and travel a further 5 mins down the highway to the Danbulla State Forest Road turnoff. This road is unsealed, but is readily accessible by conventional vehicles. 1st stop is the Cathedral Fig Tree. There are numerous stops around Lake Tinaroo with many walking tracks, including Lake Euramoo and Mobo Creek Crater.
Tinaroo - Finish of the drive is at the Tinaroo Township, where you can walk along the dam wall. There is a large picnic area on the foreshore on the other side of the town with toilet facilities, and a nice place to relax.
- if you have time, visit Kairi, Tolga and Atherton.

Day 3

Falls

Malanda Falls - Another early start. Head to Malanda (15 mins by car), visit Malanda Falls and the Visitors Centre.
Millaa Millaa Falls - Head down the Palmerston Highway, just past Millaa Millaa Township is the start of the falls circuit (Beautiful Millaa Millaa, Elinjaa and Zillie Falls). Stop for lunch at the Falls Teahouse on the corner, or further down to the teahouse at Mungalli Creek Dairy.
Millaa Millaa Lookout - Drive back to Millaa Millaa, and 3kms out of the town on the left is the turnoff to the Lookout. This is a nice drive with panoramic views from the lookout.
The Crater and Dinner Falls - Turn left out of the lookout, follow the bitumen to the Ravenshoe Road. Turn right (as if heading back to Atherton). Travel along until you come to Mt Hypipamee National Park. This is a lovely park and a short walk through the rainforest will take you to the viewing platform for the impressive diatreme crater called "The Crater". Follow the track down to Dinner Falls. Look out for Platypus at the falls, and many birds and possums make MT Hypipamee their home.
Head back to Yungaburra - From the crater, drive thru to Atherton, then on to Yungaburra.