About Yungaburra Heritage Village
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.
Yungaburra has more heritage listed buildings than anywhere outside of regional centres in Queensland and enjoys a reputation as an accommodation hub within the Tablelands region. It is renowned for its monthly markets, the annual Folk Festival, a gateway to Lake Tinaroo, and more recently the opening of the Avenue of Honour, a moving tribute to the fallen Australian soldiers of the Afghanistan campaign. It will host the Yungaburra Triathlon in support of Soldier On every November. The Petersen Creek walk offers great platypus viewing opportunities. The Visitor Information Centre is located in the centre of the village and several local artists have arts and crafts for sale here.