Yungaburra is a Quaint village in the Atherton Tablelands.  This rural village is home to some beautiful natural treasures.

Discover delicious treats at the Whistlestop Cafe.  Explore the Yungaburra Markets or have a refreshing beer at the Yungaburra Pub.

In brief

  • Position 17.27293° N, 145.58504° E.
  • Postcode 4884, 
  • Population of 1240 
  • Elevation 750 metres (2,461 feet)

Yungaburra Weather

Annual rainfall of 1,274 mm (50.2 inches)

Snuggled in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands, only one hour from Cairns, is the quaint village of Yungaburra.

With its spectacular scenery, incredible lodging and central location, Yungaburra is known as the “Gateway to the Tablelands”.

Things to do and see

Lake Barrine

Lake Barrine formed over 17,000 years ago when a massive volcano erupted, leaving a crater filled with water and now a magnificent clear lake.  This is the largest of the Atherton Tableland’s crater lakes, about 1 kilometre in diameter, with a shoreline of almost 4.5 kilometres.

The Curry Family operates lake Barrine Teahouse Cafe

We are sure there isn’t a local that doesn’t love to pop in for a beautiful Devonshire tea.  A secret scone recipe has over four generations.

The menu is extensive and delicious for breakfast and lunch.  The cafe meals are available from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm on weekends and from 9-2:30 pm during the week.

Adjacent to the tea house, you can take a cruise on Lake Barrine.  It is a great way to view the local water birds, turtles and fish that live in or on Lake Barrine.

Gallo Dairyland is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Visit the working dairy farm locally owned, spreading across 1000 acres of fertile red volcanic soil.  Gallo Dairy grows sugarcane and milks an average of 350 cows daily.

Gallo’s Cafe Restaurant is open from 9:30 am to  2 pm or until 3 pm on the weekends.  Visitors can enjoy a late breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea.


Gallo’s Dairyland cheese-making facility produces a beautiful range of award-winning local cheese.  Here visitors can watch how they make the cheese.

Oh my goodness, the ginger yoghurt is delicious with fresh fruit.


Who doesn’t love chocolate?  Sample some of Gallo’s range of handmade chocolates.

All kinds of handmade truffles, bars, and chocolate-covered treats make visiting Gallo’s Dairy Centre a must.

Animal Farm

hand-feed the animals at the Gallo’s Animal Nursery children can interact with calves, alpacas and chicks.

Shaylee Strawberry farm

Shaylee Strawberries may be the best strawberries in the World.  So make sure you add this to your things to do in the Atherton Tablelands.  Drop us a note and let us know if you agree.

Their soft-served strawberry ice cream is a must, and the homemade strawberry jam is a beautiful gift for anyone you love.

Lake Eacham

Lake Eacham is a clear blue volcanic crater surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and is 65 metres deep with a surface area of 640,000 m².  This lake is part of the Crater Lakes National Park.

Lake Eacham is a popular visitor location and ideal for a refreshing swim.  Walking tracks provide excellent opportunities to view wildlife and stunning views of the crater lake.

The Avenue of Honour

Adjacent to Lake Tinaroo.  A living memorial dedicated to the memory of all who served in the fight against terror in Afghanistan.


Yungaburra Markets

Yungaburra Markets are on the fourth Saturday of each month (the third Saturday in December).  The Yungaburra Markets in the Bruce Jones Market Grounds adjacent to the Whistle Stop Cafe in the Yungaburra Village.  Be part of the local cultural value of buying local, with around 250 local growers, producers and artisans.

Yungaburra is a popular base for holiday guests.  You can expect the locals to welcome you with open arms.

Take a tour of the most notable buildings in Historic Old Town Loop, including the renowned Lake Eacham Hotel and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Yungaburra History

Initially inhabited by at least 16 different indigenous tribes, the site became a stopover for miners and, finally, a European settlement formally established in 1910.

Many of its heritage-listed buildings from those early years remain, for the most part, unchanged.


Interesting Facts about the Curtain Fig Tree

This Yungaburra tree is a World heritage Tree located in the Curtain Fig Tree National Park.  The tree is estimated to be at least 500 years old.

A massive Curtain Fig Tree is one of the biggest attractions on the Atherton Tablelands.  The tree produces edible fruit.

This unique tree is estimated to be 50 metres high, with a trunk circumference of 39 metres.


Walking and bike tracks

Peterson Creek Walking Track takes visitors over Lloyd’s suspension bridge.  This 2.3 km track starts in the Yungaburra Village at the Platypus viewing station.

Here is an excellent opportunity to view a couple of Australia’s favourites local to this region, the platypus and the Lumholtz Tree-Kangaroo. 

Have a picnic on the Allumbah Pocket and watch the flow of Peterson Creek.

Circumnavigate nearby Lake Barrine

Walk around Lake Barrine takes about one and a half hours to complete the 5-kilometres.  Towering above the rainforest canopy is twin Rough Barked Kauri Pines estimated to be 1000 years old.

Lake Eacham, a 3-kilometre walk, takes about 1  hour to complete.   The trail is well signposted and is suitable for prams.

Yungaburra Accommodation

Whether vacationing with the family, escaping with the one you love or going solo, you can choose from various accommodations.

Backpacker lodges to luxurious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments are available to fit any budget.

Holiday homes are available to rent on Lake Tinaroo, a popular destination for fishing and water skiing.

Incredible eateries contribute to Yungaburra’s fast-growing reputation as the number one choice for Atherton Tablelands.