Brolga sculpture at Yungaburra, tropical north Queensland, Australia
A street sculpture in Yungaburra

Traditionally the home of the Dulguburra-Yidinji people, the lush natural rainforests and clear water streams around Yungaburra provide an abundance of natural wonders that have attracted visitors to this peaceful mountain village since the late 1800s.

Nearby are the pristine natural twin crater lakes - Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham, and north Queensland's largest lake, Lake Tinaroo.

Platypus and water birds can be viewed from a viewing platform and birdhide right on the edge of town. Walking trails along Peterson Creek, including the Allumbah Pocket revegetation project are perfect birdwatching and wildlife spotting venues.

Yungaburra has a wide variety of quality accommodation including backpacker lodge, motel, and self contained cottages. There are many bed and breakfast, homestay, and farm stay options. Yungaburra is also home to some of the best restaurants in far north Queensland.

Yungaburra's art galleries offer a wide variety of arts and crafts featuring rainforest timbercraft, and quality hand made artefacts. Artists from all over the world have chosen to make Yungaburra their home.

Yungaburra has a unique charm enhanced by recent settlers from the Alpine regions of Europe, whose chalet style architecture has blended with the frontier architecture of the original 1890s settlement.

28 Heritage Listed buildings in Yungaburra make it the largest National Trust village in Queensland.

brolgas and cattle near Yungaburra north Queensland
Brolgas dancing among cattle in the fields around Yungaburra

The national parks around the town offer great walking trails with interesting features such as the Curtain Fig Tree within walking distance of the village.

Don't miss the Yungaburra Markets every 4th Saturday of the month, and the Tablelands Folk Festival, which has attracted folk music artists and fans from all over the world every year since nineteen sumpety sumpin.

Yungaburra Folk Festival Videos

Places Nearby: Atherton   Malanda   Lake Tinaroo   Crater Lakes