Perched along the banks of the Burnett River in the centre of town, Alexandra Park, Playground and Zoo offers a mixed bag of activities for locals and visitors, and kids both big and small. Best recognised for its old-time rotunda, there’s plenty of shady trees under which to relax.
For those feeling more energetic, there’s large open spaces and a kids' playground. Adults should check out the yoga sessions, and the Riverside Walk is great for a leisurely stroll or run.
Birds and kangaroos can also be found here, but arguably the highlights are the dingoes and the daily dingo walk around the park with the ranger. During school holidays there’s also an Old MacDonald’s petting zoo with a range of various farm animals with which to play.
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.