Yungaburra 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, also 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 that filled with water and is now a magnificent clear lake.  Lake Barrine 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 with a secret scone recipe that has passed down 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 its a great way to view the local water birds, turtles and fish that live in or on Lake Barrine.

Gallo Dairyland

Visit the working dairy farm locally owned spreading across 1000 acres of fertile red volcanic soil.  Growing sugarcane and milking an average of 350 cows twice a day.

Gallo’s Cafe Restaurant between 9:30 a and 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.  Visitors can see how the cheese is made. Sample the cheese and purchase the cheese.


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

Handmade truffles, bars, chocolate-covered treats of all different kinds makes visiting the 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

Adjacent to We think Shaylee Strawberries may be the best strawberries in the World.  You can choose to enjoy the novelty of picking your own strawberries or buy some aWe recommend that you sample some soft serve strawberry ice cream and buy some of the local Shaylee Strawberry Jam.

Lake Eacham

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

Lake Eacham is a popular location for visitors, cool off with 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 al who served in the fight against terror in Afghanistan. Lest We Forget.


Yungaburra Markets

On the fourth Saturday of each month (third Saturday in December).  The Yungaburra Markets are held 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 holidays whereas a guest. 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 that was 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, one of the biggest attractions on the Atherton Tablelands. The tree bares edible fruit.

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


Walking and bike tracks

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

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 the  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 it solo, you can choose from a variety of 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.