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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At all the natural attractions of the Atherton Tablelands, you will see a myriad of birds and animals.
See our Bird Page, or Wildlife Page for more details.
  • Spot platypus from the Platypus Viewing Platform near Nicks Restaurant at the edge of town.
  • Peterson Creek on the edge of town. Pick up a map of the Peterson Creek walk from the VIC or your accommodation. You may spot platypus or tree kangaroos along the walk and many varieties of birds.
Lake Eacham
  • See Birds, water birds & turtles. You may also spot Boyds Forest Dragon, Eastern Water Dragons, pademelons, musky rat-kangaroos, brush turkeys.
Lake Barrine
  • Birds, Amethystine Python, Eastern Water Dragon, Australian Pelican, Saw-Shelled Turtle, Pacific Black Duck, Whistle and Hard Head Ducks, Musky-Rat Kangaroo, Long-finned Eels, Brush Turkey. Do a rainforest cruise for commentary on the flora and fauna, and interact with the cute ducks.
  • Malanda Falls Conservation Park - you may see the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo , Green Ringtail Possums, Platypus, turtles and many birds.
  • Rainforest Dreaming Guided Walks . Take a guided walk with Ngadjon-ji elder Ernie Raymont. Ernie has been guiding visitors through the Malanda rainforests for many years and has an in depth knowledge of the forest and its wildlife. Book at the Malanda Visitors Centre.
Granite Gorge
  • Granite Gorge Nature Park - located just 12 km west of Mareeba on Chewko Road. The Mareeba unadorned rock wallabies are rare and endangered and only seen up close here. You can hand feed them macropod pellets (which you can purchase).
  • Mareeba Wetlands is a must do for bird watchers. 6,000 acres of open savanna woodland, including 350 acres of wetlands. Boat tours and canoe hire available, visitor centre, walking tracks. Levy payable for entrance to the park. Open times variable, usually during the dry season only.
  • Cairns Wildlife Safari Park situated at Koah, between Mareeba and Kuranda- Safari animal park with lions, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, Tigers, Deer, Dingoes, Reptiles, Monkeys and more.
  • Birdworld, Butterfly Sanctuary, Koala Gardens, Australian Venom Zoo and Batreach Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre.