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In the Heart of the Picturesque Atherton Tablelands

Here at the Yungaburra Park Motel, we are a convenient hub for travel to the region’s many beautiful natural sights as well as historical sites. Below are some of the most popular attractions in the area.

Platypus Viewing at Peterson Creek

Take a relaxing stroll through Peterson Creek, where a multitude of charming walking tracks await your exploration! Keep your eyes peeled, as the elusive platypus frequently graces us with its presence here. As you venture along these paths, you’ll be treated to more than just wildlife – take in the sights of Frawley’s Pool, Lloyd’s Bridge, the old Boiler Shed, and the Railway Bridge, each adding its own touch of magic to your journey. For further details about this captivating area, feel free to visit this website: petersoncreek.org.au/walking-tracks/ Happy exploring!

Curtain Fig National Park

Step into the embrace of Curtain Fig National Park, a sanctuary safeguarding the precious Mabi forest and the grand ‘Ficus Virens’ – a towering green fig tree. This remarkable fig boasts an unparalleled formation: cascading aerial roots stretching 15 meters to the forest floor, creating a breathtaking living curtain.

Found right on the outskirts of Yungaburra, nestled within the heart of the Atherton Tableland, this natural wonder invites exploration.

With utmost warmth, the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Curtain Fig National Park extend their welcome, inviting you to share in the beauty of their ancestral lands and to honor their cherished sanctuary. Your respect for this special place is deeply appreciated.

Learn more at: parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/curtain-fig

Photo Credit: www.avenueofhonour.com.au

The Avenue of Honour

Discover the poignant Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, a living tribute etched in the memory of those who valiantly stood against the shadows of terror in Afghanistan. This heartfelt dedication also honors the courageous Australian souls who, in the pursuit of freedom and liberty, gave their all.

Amid this reverent setting, marvel at the Flame trees – a resilient native species perfectly attuned to the land. From November through early January, these sturdy trees adorn the landscape with their vibrant blooms, reaching their crescendo of fiery red magnificence right around Remembrance Day. This blossoming spectacle beautifully symbolises the intricate ‘cycle of life’.

Nestled serenely on the picturesque shores of Lake Tinaroo, just 3 kilometers from Yungaburra Village on the Atherton Tablelands, the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour stands as a touching tribute and a place of contemplation.

Find more info on the website: www.avenueofhonour.com.au

Malanda Pool & Waterfalls

Experience the delight of Malanda Falls on the North Johnstone River, offering a picturesque cascade flowing into its own inviting swimming pool, complemented by two rainforest walkways and a serene picnic haven. A gem within the Atherton Tablelands. These falls are conveniently situated just one kilometer from Malanda along the Malanda-Atherton Road. Reverently referred to as Tutamonlin by the area’s traditional owners, the Ngadjon-Jii, these falls find their home within the Malanda Falls Conservation Park. Reaching Malanda Falls is a breeze as they lie adjacent to the main road. Standing at four meters in height and spanning 30 meters in width, the falls gracefully tumble over ancient basalt lava flows, inviting safe swimming opportunities, with shallow areas catering to both children and the young at heart.

Completing this natural oasis is a man-made swimming pool dating back to 1906, once serving as Malanda’s baths and now offering a historic touch to the site’s allure, complete with a diving board and a 1920s-added retaining wall, a tangible testament to its rich heritage. Learn more here: www.athertontablelands.com.au/malanda-falls

Lake Tinaroo

Nestled by the serene shores of Lake Tinaroo, this destination flourishes as a haven for swimmers, skiers, walkers, fishing enthusiasts (permits required), and those seeking red clawing adventures. The lake’s charm extends to ideal picnicking escapades, complete with available barbecues, while five well-placed camping areas await in the embrace of Danbulla State Forest.

Adjacent to the lake, the quaint settlement of Tinaroo beckons with accommodations and private residences, transforming into a celebrated tourist hub that caters to every interest. Whether your passion lies in sailing, skiing, swimming, fishing, red clawing, birdwatching, or leisurely strolls, Tinaroo holds an irresistible allure. For those favoring tranquil pursuits, a leisurely walk along the jetty unveils the dam spillway, or you can relish the abundance of inviting picnic spots scattered throughout the vicinity. Learn more here: www.athertontablelands.com.au/destination/atherton-tablelands/tinaroo/

Photo Credit: Michael Petersen © Queensland Government

Swimming at Lake Eacham

Nestled within lush rainforest, Lake Eacham offers a serene oasis for swimming, birdwatching, canoeing, and picnics. This volcanic lake invites you to dip into its clear waters or snorkel along its edges. With viewing decks for uninterrupted lake vistas and walking tracks through the rainforest, you’ll discover abundant wildlife. The park’s rules ensure the protection of this natural beauty. Ready for an unforgettable escape? Learn more here: parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/crater-lakes/attractions/lake-eacham-day-use-area

Photo Credit: Michael Petersen © Queensland Government

Kayaking & Walking at Lake Barrine

Set against the backdrop of lush world heritage rainforest, Lake Barrine awaits as a captivating oasis on the Atherton and Evelyn Tablelands. Discover a haven of tranquility with its clear crater lake, inviting picnics at provided tables or a visit to the privately-owned Lake Barrine Teahouse for meals, drinks, and guided boat cruises. Venture a short distance to the magnificent twin kauris or embark on the 5km Lake Barrine circuit track for secluded forest-fringed lake views and wildlife encounters. Don’t miss the chance to paddle alongside this majestic lake’s edge in your own canoe or kayak. Ready to immerse yourself in this natural wonder? Learn more here: parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/crater-lakes/attractions/lake-barrine-day-use-area