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
Herberton is the oldest town on the Atherton Tablelands with an extensive mining history. Only fifteen minutes from Atherton, the museum has a comprehensive mining display and is located on the site of the old Great Northern Mine with disused mine shafts and various pieces of old machinery still visible. There are extensive open woodland walks around Herberton starting from the Centre, where you may also pick up maps along with other tourist information and souvenirs.
Open: 7 days 9 am to 4 pm, (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).
Phone: 4096 3474 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland and is well known for Australia’s widest waterfall, Millstream Falls. The Visitor Centre has displays covering the history and wildlife of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, and adjoins the Nganyaji Interpretive Centre that uncovers the rich culture of the Jirrbal people. The centre also has a Photo Gallery illustrating Ravenshoe’s history. It is the only Visitor Centre in the region to be open 365 days of the year!
Open: 7 days 9 am to 4 pm
Phone: 4097 7700 Email: email@example.com
Yungaburra Visitor Information Centre
Yungaburra is a quaint heritage village and is the accommodation and restaurant hub for the region. It is renowned for its monthly markets and galleries, and is home to the annual Tableland Folk Festival and Triathlon. Visit the Avenue of Honour, a tribute to Australian soldiers of the Afghanistan campaign, or follow the botanical walk along Peterson Creek to spot Platypus. The Centre, located in the middle of the village, stocks regional guides and maps as well as locally made arts and crafts.
Open: Mon to Sat 9 am to 5 pm, Sun 10 am to 4 pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).
Phone: 4095 2416 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Malanda Falls Visitor Centre
The visitor centre is located next to the Malanda Falls Conservation Park with abundant rainforest, birdlife and walking trails. This is one of the best places to spot the endemic Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo and a great place to go birdwatching. Take a walk with a local Ngadjon Aboriginal guide and learn about bush tucker. Browse through natural history books and gifts and discover more about the geology, cultural history and wildlife of the Tablelands with the interactive displays.
Open: 7 days 9 am to 4.30 pm, (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday)
Phone: 4096 6957 Email: email@example.com
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 Tablelands Visitor Information Centre
Atherton is a primary town on the Atherton Tablelands and its central location allows easy access to the surrounding villages and natural attractions. Home to world class mountain bike tracks, heritage listed attractions, art galleries, museums and National Park hiking trails. The centre’s friendly local volunteers will give you some great ideas, book tours, accommodation, or make your National Park bookings. It also offers free Wi-Fi, charging stations and regional tour bookings.
Open: 7 days 9 am to 5 pm; (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).
Phone: 1300 366 361 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.