After a traditional Australian country town with that old world charm? Located on the Atherton tablelands, Yungaburra is a fantastic location for those looking for things to do in Cairns and surrounding regions with an Australian historical or cultural appeal.
Remember the days when things were simpler? No mobile phones, no Internet, no fast paced life where you had the time to kick back and smell the roses? Remember the local butcher before the big supermarket chains came in and took over, or one of many local businesses that used to provide, before communities became a thing of the past? Well, if you’re looking for a blast from the past with that old country cottage feel, Yungaburra is a top choice.
Established in 1890, located on the stunning Atherton Tablelands and only a short drive from the beautiful Tinaroo Dam, Yungaburra is one of those Australian country town gems that has to be visited if you are out discovering the Western regions of the Far North.
Things happen slowly in Yungaburra. The pace is a nice change from modern day life and it’s the little things that all add to the charm of the tiny town.
The town itself has plenty to do and see. Home to a range of restaurants, galleries, local shops and other little unknown goodies, Yungaburra still beholds fully functional buildings that were originally built upon first settlement. You really get that pioneer feel when exploring the town. If you’re lucky, you may even get to visit the local Yungaburra Markets, held on the 4th Saturday of every month.
Looking for things to do around the area? Surrounded by countryside, Yungaburra is a top location to set up camp and explore the outlying regions and wonders of the Atherton Tablelands, with plenty of choices to discover yourself or take guided tours. The town also has a nice selection of accommodation, with many local bed and breakfasts ready and willing to help make your visit one to remember. So soothe the soul and get your behind out to Yungaburra!. Hard is life, yet gentle and true is the nature of a countryman.