Yungaburra, the historic heart of the Tablelands, was established in 1890, and is listed by the National Trust of Queensland. Yungaburra has been a preferred holiday destination since the early 1900s with visitors returning to experience the charm of the village which has existed largely unchanged, with many of the original buildings still in existence. Yungaburra is tranquil and picturesque, situated 720 metres (2400 feet) above sea level. It’s cooler than the coastal area during summer and in winter the cool but mild climate and crackling log fires make it an ideal holiday destination. The Village The village of Yungaburra is surrounded by countryside which has been influenced and shaped by many, now extinct, volcanoes. The landscape is stunning, with many outstandingly beautiful natural attractions such as crater lakes, waterfalls and World Heritage rain forest. Yungaburra, the natural heart of the Atherton Tablelands, is a wonderful base for your holiday. There is a range of unique accommodation as well as fine dining, shopping and outdoor activities. In the late afternoon go to Peterson’s Creek to see platypus. The area is a haven for wildlife; here you will see platypus, tree kangaroos, wallabies and a large variety of birds. Go on a nice walk along Peterson’s Creek or do the Old Town Loop and learn about the local history. We invite you to visit Yungaburra with the ultimate lifestyle, the perfect climate and natural beauty! Yungaburra is easily accessible from Cairns, just over one hour up the Gillies Range or come from Cairns’ northern beaches via the Kuranda Range. If you are driving north from Townsville you can drive the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail. See our Atherton Tablelands maps page. Once in Yungaburra please stop by the Visitor Information Centre, located directly across the street from the Lake Eacham Hotel at the Maude Kehoe Park. The friendly volunteers will be glad to help you with your holiday needs.
Tropical Tablelands Tourism is the local tourism association representing the Atherton Tablelands, Tropical North Queensland – Australia. It was formed in 1986 under the auspices of the former four Local Government Authorities governing the geographic region of the Atherton Tablelands. Since it’s incorporation, the Bureau has slowly evolved by encouraging the private sector to take greater responsibility for the ongoing need to promote and market our tropical paradise. Local Government and Industry continue to work together with Representatives on the Board of Directors whose responsibility it is to manage and oversee the operation of the Bureau. Tropical Tablelands Tourism works closely with Tourism Queensland; Tourism Tropical North Queensland; Tablelands Regional Council; Mareeba Shire Council; Tablelands Futures Corporation and other business and industry within the region and the Tablelands regional communities. As with non profit associations, Tropical Tablelands Tourism is administered by a Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting. This group meet monthly to review the performance and activities of the association.
Welcome to Pacific Watersports. We are a family owned watersports business. The truth is, we love what we do. Our work is our play and our passion. And here at Pacific Watersports we want to share our passion with you. Starting off with a small van and a handful of kites to teach kitesurfing, we now offer a large variety of cool watersports activities. There is definitely something here to suit everyone. Whether you are interested in Kayaking Exploring the Rainforest via Paddleboard Taking SUP lessons Kayak – Snorkelling Kitesurfing We have loads on offer.
Acclaimed artist, David Stacey, is renowned for his seductive representation of the natural world. Born in Sydney in 1961, David moved to North Queensland during the eighties where he currently resides. David’s unique and distinctive style of interpreting the landscape has been instrumental in showcasing the beauty and diversity of this region. Inspired by the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, he developed a passion for wildlife and the Australian landscape. A passion that has become a lifelong pursuit; to further the understanding and exploration of nature through art. His deep connection to the natural world is clearly visible in his contemporary interpretation and observations. David has a definitive ability to capture the essence of the living landscape in all its nuances. Often revisiting specific places at different times, giving these brief moments, continued existence. David spent 2 years on Dunk Island and South Mission Beach in the early 90’s which was a pivotal moment in his career. A landscape that was new and fresh in ideas, the coastal environment provided much interest where his favorite pastime was beach combing to collect objects amongst the tidal zone. Strangely enough, it took many years after before the ideas found their way on to canvas. Still to this day, he returns to the coast, finding a deeper knowledge of the ebb and flow of this beautiful landscape. Primarily considered as a painter, his pen and ink works appear in various publications such as scientific journals and university texts. David has had over twenty successful solo exhibitions in Australia and Japan and his work is represented in private collections throughout the world. He is currently illustrating and writing a book. David is an artist of genuine repute, his name is synonymous with the genre of fine art; the work speaks for itself.
HAPPY FUN COMPREHENSIVE TOURS OF CAIRNS AND THE SURROUNDING REGION. WE SEE ALL THERE IS TO SEE RAINFOREST,BEACH,WATERFALLS AND SWIMMING INC FOOD. Noticing that most tours drive long distances and spend a great deal of time getting there we believe that like the locals there are many exciting and interesting places to visit close to and around Cairns. Lets Go Cairns is focused on showing all the local Cairns region has to offer in small personalised groups” Whether you are travelling by yourself or as a family Lets Go Cairns is your vehicle to seeing Cairns through a locals eyes. We can arrange bookings at very competitive prices on most attractions in and around Cairns and the Far North Queensland region .We also organise personal guided tours to the reef ,islands, rainforest and remote outback and island locations. Call us for information.
The annual Tinaroo Barra Bash is being held from 14th - 16th October 2016!
Engage all of your senses to explore the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth, exotic fruit orchards and fascinating pioneer history. Your personal tour guide will take you on a 2-hour ATV journey through a secluded estate nestled atop the majestic Barron Falls, surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest and home to the elusive cassowary. Old timber trails lead the way into the heart of the rainforest where you will discover some of the oldest, tallest and most distinctive flora. Several antique structures will give you an insight into the pioneer history of North Queensland. An orchard with more than 600 exotic fruit trees will remind you of nature’s goodness and richness with tasting available when in season. The chance to encounter a cassowary will make this the most unforgettable journey.
4WD Personal tours around Cairns, Far North Queensland, Daintree Rainforest, CREB Track, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown. 1 o r2 day(or longer) tours, whatever meets your needs. Get off the beaten track and off the tour bus! Private and tailored to your needs. Max 4 pax, 3 preferred so each gets a window seat. $225pp per day includes pickup, all bbq/meals and snacks and complimentary Nikon photos, complimentary wine/beer/. Towels, Tea Coffee.
Tinaroo holiday home Bella Casale is a lakefront house offering guests breathtaking views of the lake, its birdlife and surrounds, all set on a secluded bay of Lake Tinaroo, on the Atherton Tablelands. This impressive Tinaroo Holiday Home occupies a 3,927 sqm property, providing space and privacy to enjoy this amazing location and all it has to offer. Accommodating 11 guests comfortably, Bella Casale was designed and built to maximize the Lake Tinaroo lifestyle. As well as providing sweeping v
The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is the peak regional non-government environment organisation for Far North Queensland. It was established in 1981 by concerned local and regional community members with an interest in nature conservation and environmental protection. Our mission as an organisation is to ensure the unique and special natural heritage of Far North Queensland is protected. Planning and Development Development along Queensland’s east coast has continues to result in the loss of habitat. Koalas, cassowaries, through to dugongs, dolphins and reefs are being lost at alarming rates. Marine Conservation Marine Parks, habitat protection, and reducing land based impacts on our marine environment have been central to the work of CAFNEC for decades. Overharvesting, pollution, shipping and other threats to our oceans, reefs and coastal waters continue to grow. Protection of the Coral Sea and managing the impacts of coastal activities and mining are just two of the many issues we are currently working to address. Sustainability and Climate Change We have a vision for creating a sustainable future for far north Queensland and we are working to encourage this transition to a safe and prosperous future for our region. Cape York Cape York Peninsula – A National Icon Cape York Peninsula is an ancient and beautiful region that has been home to a diversity of Aboriginal and Islander peoples for thousands of years. But it is also a land of contrasts. Gulf of Carpentaria Natural Heritage Issues and Priorities The Gulf of Carpentaria is a vast, relatively unsettled region of northern Queensland, and home to some of Australia’s most important undisturbed river systems, wetlands and marine environments. The region forms a key link in the chain of relatively intact landscapes across northern Australia, Mining The environment of far North Queensland is increasingly being affected by mining and associated activities. See below for the latest news and events on this issue. Wilderness Bike Tour September 24 – October 1 2016 Register NOW…. Registrations are now open for the 2016 Tour. Due to popular demand, rider numbers will be capped at 50, so get in early to guarantee your place! In 2016 we’ll have a new route which is currently being worked on. Wildlife Issues We’re lucky to live in a region with abundant native wildlife. From dugong to echindnas, migratory wader birds to flying foxes, there are a diverse range of species living in and around our cities and towns in far north Queensland.
Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest. The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skål”. Skål International today has approximately 17,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout 80 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain. Skål International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.
Kuranda is well known as the Village in the Rainforest and has been attracting visitors for well over a century. Initially people came to admire the mighty Barron Falls, while artisans were attracted to the region's natural beauty and decided to call it home, creating a vibrant arts and craft culture. Today people flock to this tiny village to enjoy both of these things, the stunning natural beauty and the relaxed atmosphere of the local markets, selling unique souvenirs and gift items.
Typical, rushed, overpriced tour, blah blah blah blah blah..... Nah.... BUGGER THAT!! Here at Barefoot Tours we know you don't want to spend the day rushing from one place to another, with no time to really appreciate the beauty of nature around you- this is why our tours are all about relaxing and having a you beaut day out with no time restrictions! VOTED TRIP ADVISOR'S NO.1 TOUR IN CAIRNS 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015!
Let Tablelands Tours transport you in comfort and style with local knowledge, customised no pressure all inclusive tours of the Atherton Tablelands. We also specialise in Airport shuttle transfers between Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands Queensland. All of our day tours include chilled bottled water, accurate guiding, dietary food requirement's air-conditioned comfort and more. So what about the price of such a customised business? you'll be surprised for all the right reasons, guaranteed.
The Tablelands Regional Council's vision for this shire is 'a thriving region that embraces our natural, cultural and economic diversity'.
Receive personalised photography lessons, while on your day tour; albeit the white sands of Fitzroy Island, the magnificent views from the Skyrail, adventures up in the Tablelands, the elegant setting of the Botanical gardens, Underwater on the Great Barrier Reef, A birds eye view of the Reef or Rainforest from Helicopter, or take intensive photography lessons that are either in the classroom or one-on-one ...
Chillagoe Post Office built in 1906, ceased trading in 1991. Today it retains its character and Grandeur located in the centre of town. Accommodation is available as Self Contained Units of 1 or 2 Rooms or single rooms with shared facilities Quiet split sytem air conditioning, queen beds and room fridges. Walking distance to shops, hotels, places of interest and the Visitor Info Center.
Producers from across the region will be selling their produce on the day allowing visitors to see local produce at its best. Visitors can wander through the many stalls that sell or display the products from our Tableland and Far North area. This festival shows how diverse the Tableland region is and what wonderful products can come from one region. There are activities for children, arts and crafts and a fabulous display of classic and vintage cars This festival is a great day out for all the family.
Experience up to grade 3 rapids at face level. The tour starts with a safety swimming lesson and then it's into an adrenaline pumping, action packed day. Tours operate daily with plenty of guides and a maximum of 12 participants. You must be a confident swimmer, have a medium level of fitness and a comprehensive understanding of English.