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Yungaburra Crater Lakes

Best SUP Moments on Lake Eacham

Imagine a volcanic crater lake, surrounded by ancient rainforest. No boats, barely any waves, pure tranquil bliss – and you right in the middle, on a Stand-Up-Paddleboard. Sounds too good to be true? Then it’s time for you to discover Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands. The perfect spot for SUP, kayaking, swimming and having a great day out. We’ve …

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Cycle Your Way Around Lake Tinaroo

Ticket To Ride Cool sunny days and an ever-changing panorama of picture postcard scenery give biking around Lake Tinaroo a special quality. The lake forms a backdrop to the historical village of Yungaburra, an Atherton Tablelands focal point for music, craft, markets and dining. From there, roads and tracks go in all directions with easily travelled sealed roads to the …

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Charming Historical Yungaburra

Historic buildings Photo: @courty_webb Yungaburra’s village centre has been largely untouched since 1910 so it’s no surprise it has the highest proportion of listed buildings in Queensland outside regional centres. The old wooden buildings and beautiful cottage gardens make it not only historical but pretty. There’s plenty to see with 18 buildings listed on the Queensland Heritage Register. Wander around …

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Free diving Lake Eacham

Lake Eacham has long been a popular spot for sporting enthusiasts from all different walks, but there is a new trend taking to its crystal clear shores – and this one involves holding your breath. Tanya Snelling finds out more: Five minutes with … Lisa Mattes from Apnea Cairns   What does apnea mean? Apnea is ancient Greek (apnoea) and …

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Lake Barrine

The teahouse at Lake Barrine may be 80 years old but the Devonshire teas it serves are as fresh and inviting as the crisp Atherton Tablelands air around this charming landmark. The teahouse juts out over the clean, clear waters of Lake Barrine, which sits right in the middle of tropical rainforest and is protected within the Crater Lakes National …

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Lake Eacham – Picture Perfect

Tranquil Lake Eacham is a former volcanic crater. Surrounded by dense rainforest, it has an average depth of 65 metres. It’s an enclosed catchment, isolated from any other waterways. The lake only fills with rain, making the lake crystal clear and water quality good enough to snorkel and dive in. It’s also popular with kayakers. Access to the water is …

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Top tips for Platypus Spotting

There is a viewing platform in Yungaburra above Peterson Creek and the town’s tourism information centre posts daily sightings on a board. There’s a good chance you will see one at the lookout but locals will also tell you to head across the bridge and take a track under the bridge. It’s quieter and with a creek to walk beside …

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Yungaburra Christmas Markets

Still looking for Christmas gifts? Have a stroll through the Yungaburra Christmas Market and you might be able to tick off that box! The Yungaburra Market is the biggest and oldest market on the Atherton Tablelands. Local producers gather on the commons in the middle of the historic village of Yungaburra to sell fresh produce, flowers, home made crafts, local …

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