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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There are lots of great things for the kids, big and small.
  • Platypus viewing platform, Allumbah Pocket, and Petersen Creek walk.
  • Nice little playground in the centre of the town.
  • All the restaurants in Yungaburra are family friendly.
Lake Eacham
  • View bottom breathing turtles, and fish in the clear lake waters.
  • Swim in the volcanic crater filled with rainwater, safe all year round (no crocodiles, marine stingers etc)
  • Let the kids take you on the guided rainforest walk from the top car park area to the rangers station (500m). In the box at the beginning of the walk you should find a pamphlet that explains the plant life along the walk. Keep a lookout for water dragons, musky rat-kangaroos, pademelons and tree kangaroos. Picnic and BBQ facilities.
Lake Barrine
  • The rainforest cruise is fun for the kids, with cute tame ducks on the boat and following behind, ugly eels to be seen in the water and maybe a python sunning itself on the bank. Don't forget to get an icecream or a snack at the teahouse.
  • Take a swim at the Malanda Falls.
  • Stun the kids by taking them to a picture theatre just like the one you use to go to when you were young, (or when their grandparents were young) - Majestic Theatre.
Lake Tinaroo
  • Tinaroo has a really good playground on the foreshore, swimming pontoon and a large picnic and BBQ area and toilets.
  • You can hire a boat with a skipper and explore Lake Tinaroo. Sit back and relax whilst the kids have a swim or a fish. Skippered cruises are ideal for families and depart the Tinaburra boat ramp just a few minutes out of town. See our tours page.
  • Crystal Caves on the Main Street, man made grotto filled with natural crystals and fossils. Don a flattering helmet with light and explore the caves. Fascinating for all ages, with a fun quiz at the end.
  • For those who enjoy fast food, McDonalds and KFC can be found here.
  • Hallorans Hill Lookout is a terrific spot to have a picnic lunch, with tables and BBQs, toilets, and lots of grassed areas. You will enjoy the great views from here, while the kids will enjoy the unusual play areas and intriguing artworks. In one section of the play area, the seven sisters (which you can see from here), are represented as seven cute grassy mounds of varying sizes that the kids can run up and down.
Granite Gorge
  • Granite Gorge Nature Park - located just 12 km west of Mareeba on Chewko Road. The kids will enjoy hand feeding the rock wallabies (macropod pellets are available for purchase). There is a kiosk and swimming in the gorge, and lots of scrambling over rocks for the adventurous.
  • Just outside of Mareeba on the Dimbulah Road is the Maco Go Kart Trak, a world class go-karting facility, especially fun for the big kids.