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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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Be Amazed At These 5 Atherton Tablelands Museums

Coffee World Photo: @stephanieparsley The Atherton Tablelands are Australia’s famous coffee growing grounds. Coffee World has coffee tasting and sales complemented by an engaging museum giving you background on the crop and its place on the planet. There are displays here depicting the start of the coffee trade in Ethiopia in AD800 and examples of the first plunger, filter and …

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World War 2 Trail

With a cooler climate than Cairns, the area still provided excellent jungle warfare training for those heading off to places like (Papua) New Guinea and Bougainville. Servicemen were also treated for malaria at camp hospitals. The Atherton Tablelands was the largest Australian military base with camps at Tinaroo, Kairi, Wongabel, Herberton, Wondecia, Ravenshoe, and Mt Garnet as well as  Atherton/Tolga …

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Hou Wang Temple

A timber and tin pagoda-like building with distinctive red accents in the middle of Atherton dairy country is a bit of a head-scratcher. But the incongruous building in a paddock turns out to be a Hou Wang temple and the last remnant of Atherton’s old Chinatown. In the early 20th century, a substantial population of Chinese immigrants lived on the …

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Anzacs and Artisans feature in Self-Drive Trails

Two new self-drive adventures – the ANZAC Trail and the Artisan Trail – will be rolled out by Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) this month as part of an international campaign coinciding with the Australian Tourism Exchange. The trails join the six self-drive trails launched last year to encourage locals and tourists to hit the road in search of adventure and …

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