Visitor Information Centres
An essential element of any holiday on the Tablelands is a visit to the region’s Information Centres. Here you will be greeted by friendly staff and volunteers who can offer you expert local advice and free information on exploring the region, as well as tour and accommodation bookings and special offers.
You will also be taken on a journey of discovery through the region’s rich culture and heritage. The Nganyaji Centre of the Jirrbal people at the Ravenshoe Information Centre is a hidden treasure of aboriginal culture; you can learn about the dairy pioneers in the Malanda Dairy Centre, try your hand at tin panning at the Herberton Mining Museum and Information Centre, or uncover the stories of Mareeba’s early settlers at the Mareeba Heritage Centre.
Our accredited Visitor Information Services offer:
- High quality independent local area information and comprehensive knowledge on things to see and do.
- A booking service for a wide range of accommodation, activities, transport and touring options.
- Professional standards of operation and service by a committed team of staff and volunteers.
- Complimentary maps and brochures for easy information access on the go.
Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre
Situated on the original Great Northern Mine site at 1 Jack’s Road, the Herberton Mining Museum has something for everyone. Pan for tin, wind your ore bucket, drill holes for your explosives, operate the working scale model tin dredge… and that’s just inside the centre. The Great Northern Mines Walk takes you to the original mine site to marvel at the massive steam engines and wonder at the hard-working resilience of our pioneers. This walk leads to longer trails through spectacular scenery and natural bushland. At 1000 metres above sea level Herberton is perfect for bushwalking, being naturally cooler and drier than most of the Atherton Tablelands. Entry to the museum is by donation, open daily 9am to 4pm.
Mt Garnet Visitor Centre and Museum
Mount Garnet is the link between the Tablelands and Cairns to the North and the Gulf of Carpentaria and Darwin to the West. The Mount Garnet Visitor Centre and Museum is located at Anniversary Park in Mount Garnet and has a wide range of brochures and maps, as well as Internet broadband access including wi-fi.
Ravenshoe Visitor Centre
Located at 24 Moore Street, Ravenshoe Visitor Centre is open from 9 am to 5 pm during May to October and from 9 am to 4 pm from November to April.
Yungaburra Visitor Centre
When you’re planning your next North Queensland holiday, contact the friendly volunteers at the Yungaburra Information Centre. They will help you with all information about Yungaburra Heritage Village and the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia. The centre is located at Maud Kehoe Park, Yungaburra and is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm.
Malanda Falls Visitor Centre
Allow time to visit the Malanda Falls Visitor Centre and enjoy our interpretive displays – the Atherton Tablelands volcanic past, the cultural heritage of the local indigenous people the Ngadjonji, and our unique natural environment. The centre has wide verandahs overlooking the rainforest, and our displays are great fun for all ages and is a great wet weather place to visit for locals and visitors. The Centre is wheelchair accessible, and has ample car, bus and caravan parking. Open daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Malanda Falls, MalandaAtherton Road, Malanda.
Mareeba Heritage Museum and Tourist Information Centre
Gain an insight into the region’s history and attractions by visiting the Mareeba Heritage Museum & Visitor Information Centre. The Centre is situated 63kms from Cairns on the southern outskirts of Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands and is open from 9am – 5pm, seven days a week. Closed only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday. Free entry, donations are much appreciated.
Atherton Information Centre
The Atherton Information Centre is located in the heart of the region and has information about all the Atherton Tablelands and the adjoining areas. You can book tours and accommodation right across Queensland, and also make your National Parks campsite bookings at this centre. Visit the centre at the corner of Main & Silo Roads Atherton or phone 4091 4222.
Kuranda Visitor Centre
The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is a Tourism Queensland accredited centre and is a member of the Queensland Information Centres Association. The centre is located in Centenary Park at the top end of Coondoo Street. Open 7 days a week 10 am to 4 pm excluding Christmas Day.