YUNGABURRA HOSPITALITY Yungaburra is
something of a foodie heaven. Nick’s Restaurant comes highly recommended, with great food, wine and a wonderful, jovial atmosphere. In 2016 the restaurant will celebrate 30 years under the ownership of Nick Crameri. Since opening in 1986, the restaurant has earned a reputation for its original dishes with a European and Australian flair. NIck’s also offers free guided tours of their organic garden, explaining the workings of their worm garden and the different herbs grown and used.
HISTORY Volcanic activity
shaped much of the Atherton Tablelands and evidence of this is easily spotted around Yungaburra. There are the obvious geological features of the Seven Sisters (cinder cone hills) and Mt Quincan with its dish-like crater. Also nearby are Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine. These explosive craters known as maars were created when rising lava came in contact with the water basin. Yungaburra has existed largely unchanged since 1910 and the Eacham Historical Society has chronicled much of the town’s early history. The town’s original name was Allumbah Pocket, and in the early days of the 1880s miners en-route to the tin and goldfields used the hamlet as an overnight stopover. The readily available Old Town Loop Map, available from the local Visitor Information Centre, is another great way to take a self-guided walk around the quaint village nestled in the hills. It is very hard to resist the charm of this small village, offering unique accommodation, award-winning restaurants, adventure sports and fishing, an abundance of animal and plant life as well as early Australian history.
Atherton to Herberton Lake Eacham Lake Barrine Malanda Mareeba Millaa Millaa Ravenshoe Tinaroo Tolga Yungaburra Cairns to Atherton (via Gillies) Atherton (via Kuranda) Kuranda Malanda Millaa Millaa Tolga Millaa Millaa to Innisfail Ravenshoe Malanda to Herberton Millaa Millaa Mareeba to Atherton Chillagoe Julatten Kuranda Port Douglas Ravenshoe to Mount Surprise 19km 23km 24km 20km 30km 45km 50km 20km 5km 12km 80km 93km 27km 77km 149km 84km 65km 26km 38km 24km 30km 142km 54km 44km 79km 166km 19min 20min 25min 20min 30min 45min 45min 20min 5min 15min 1hr 15min 1hr 30min 30min 1hr 15min 1hr 30min 1hr 45min 45min 40min 30min 30min 1hr 30min 30min 30min 1hr 20min 2hrs 30min
Yungaburra is also known for its great hospitality and old fashioned country service, which can be experienced first hand from local hosts at Allumbah Pocket Cottages, Birds and Bloom Cottages or the Curtain Fig Motel.
SHOPPING The village
features a garden centre, boutiques, art and gem galleries, crafts and country style antiques, a popular second hand book store and a foodmart/newsagent/ delicatessen. Today the town’s interests are fostered by the Yungaburra Business Association.
Award Winning cottages in peaceful surrounds
Spa & ﬁreplace Elegant, spacious Natural wildlife
Ph: 0438 953 330 • www.bnbcottages.com