The Heritage Village of Yungaburra, is ideally positioned at the centre of the Atherton Tablelands amongst the vast creations of mother nature and the Pioneers of yesteryear.
Rainforest waterfalls, crater lakes, swamps, birdlife, nature walks, galleries and Historical landmarks. Itís all here for you to see and explore at your own leisurely pace whilst staying with us at Williams Lodge.
Along with the list of Attractions, we also have suggested Scenic drives throughout Yungaburra and the Tablelands that are designed for you in half or full day excursions.
- Heritage listed buildings of Yungaburra: Follow the path of heritage listed buildings in Yungaburra and discover the history , incl. Lake Eacham Hotel, St Markís Church, Yungaburra Butchery and Williams Home (Williams Lodge).
- Allumbah Pocket: Just a stones throw from Williams Lodge. A pleasant nature walk along the banks of Petersons creek, taking in the wildlife and history of the original road to Atherton.
- Platypus Viewing Platform: Also on Petersons creek, next to the bridge to Atherton used today, you can view Platypus in their natural surrounds from a viewing platform.
- Curtain Fig Tree: A short bike ride away from Petersons creek is the board walk to this natural wonder, formed by two figs growing over each other, extending well above the tree line.
- Tinaburra Waters: Well known for itís water sports, such as skiing, windsurfing, jetskiing, canoeing and swimming. Also has a boat ramp for the fisherman out for that big one.
- Lake Eacham: Absolute stunning crater lake situated in rainforest, ideal for a cool swim or a bushwalk taking in the wildlife around the banks of the lake and the turtle viewing platform
- Seven Sisters: within view from the village are these famous sisters which exist in an amazingly close formation of extinct volcanoes covered in lush green pastures.
- Peeramon Pub: Historical old hotel situated five kmís from Yungaburra, worthwhile scenic drive or ride for lunch or a cold drink.
- Gadgarra Cedar Tree: A spectacular and rare sight in dense rainforest near Lake Eacham is this giant red cedar.
- Lake Barrine: With the famous Teahouse, boat tours and native walking tracks, this crater lake is perfect for viewing wildlife from any angle you choose, or morning tea by the lake.
- Tinaroo Dam Wall (Danbulla Drive): Scenic drive from top of Gillies Highway through lush forests around Lake Tinaroo taking in sights such as the Chimneys and the Cathedral Fig Tree, and finishing at the Dam wall looking out over the lake.
- Tolga Woodworks: Famous for their vast array of turned and carved timber , on display for you to browse through and admire their quality workmanship.
- Hastieís Swamp: An amazing swampland situated between Atherton and Malanda, with a two-storey timber viewing deck, ideal for the birdwatcher. Another 'must-see' for birdwatchers is the Mareeba Wetlands 10 km north of Mareeba.
- Wongabel Botanical Walk: Nature walk from the side of the Ravenshoe road, through dense tropical forests, exploring the wildlife in their natural habitat.
- Ravenshoe Windmills: Approaching Ravenshoe on your left is the magnificent windmills, which are used to power the local area. There is also a lookout for viewing this awesome sight used for the first time in Queensland because of its ideal situation.
- Millstream Falls: With beautiful crisp clear water cascading from three sides into a delightful swimming hole.
- Koombooloomba Dam: a few kmís on an unsealed road will take you to this spectacular dam which is great for water skiing, picnicking and fishing for barra.
- Bromfield Swamp: A short drive from Malanda is this birdwatchers paradise at the shallow centre of this extinct volcano crater. At dusk during winter you can witness the return of the Brolgas and Sarus Cranes.
- Millaa Millaa Lookout: Just off the highway near Millaa Millaa, is the steep climb up the new road to the ultimate viewing platform of the Tablelands. From the lookout you can see on a clear day, the lush rolling slopes and pockets of tropical rainforest for as far as the eye can see.
- Millaa Falls Circuit: A few kmís south of Millaa Millaa are the falls circuit. They take in Millaa, Zillie and Elinjaa Falls. During the wet season, these falls create spectacular viewing and can be heard a few hundred metres away from under their rainforest canopy.
- Mungalli Falls: A few kmís further south of Millaa Millaa is the Mungalli Falls. These falls have a rapid affect down a steep rock face and disappear under a canopy of lush rainforest. A cafť is situated at the top of the falls for a perfect view over the falls.
At Williams Lodge we also provide our guests with a range of sport and recreational activities within Yungaburra:
- Mountain bikes
- Barefoot bowls (the Bowls Club is next door)
- Walking tracks
- Tours of Lake Tinaroo
- Swimming Pool (at Williams Lodge)
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Yungaburra has three award-winning restaurants including Eden House Heritage Restaurant and Nick's Restaurant, plus several cafes serving light meals and refreshments.