|Look out for native wildlife like platypus,
tree kangaroos, cassowarys, pademelons and our
wonderful birdlife. Birdwatching is very
popular with over 300 species noted - 13 of
which are endemic.
The Atherton Tablelands also known as the Cairns
Highlands are also famous for caving, hot-air
ballooning, coffee tasting, bushwalking,
water sports, museums, art galleries, nature
tours, arts & crafts, steam trains and antiques.
The small town of Yungaburra itself has a warm
country charm that will draw you back time and
time again. The village has remained the same
for almost 100 years, and many of the original
buildings are still being used. It has a relaxed
and slow-paced atmosphere. Everything about
Yungaburra is warm & friendly: the locals are
friendly, the accommodation is homey, the
animals are plentiful and approachable and the
restaurants are romantically atmospheric.
Yungaburra is a major meeting point for Atherton
Tablelands artists and musicians, and as such it
has several art and craft galleries and
displays. Yungaburra boasts outstanding
restaurants, all have magnificent dishes which
capitalise on Yungaburra's idyllic position in
the farming community of the Atherton
Tablelands. All restaurants use local produce,
and have friendly local staff.
On the 4th Saturday morning of every month, the
Yungaburra Market is held in the main park
opposite the Lake Eacham Hotel, from 07:30 AM to
12:30 PM. The Yungaburra markets are this
regions largest and boasts some 320 regular
stallholders. Make sure you book your
accommodation at Kookaburra Lodge well in
advance for Market Days.
The climate is cool and crisp in winter, warm
and pleasant in summer - so come on up to the
Atherton Tablelands and enjoy
a relaxing & great time.