So diverse is this National Park that you can enter from one of four points: the Woodgate, Burrum River, Buxton or Kinkuna sections.
Once here, discover this park’s wetlands which have national significance as they support habitat critical for Hervey Bay’s recreational and commercial fishing species. Home to mangrove-lined riverbanks; wallum health with wildflowers; and tea tree-dominated wetlands with huge cabbage palms; a wide diversity of animals and plants can be found here.
Camp in the Kinkuna and Woodgate sections. The Woodgate section is also the only place with designated walking tracks and these trails include the Banskia, Melaleuca and Russell’s Rest tracks and the Birdhide Walk.
Between the Woodgate and Burrum River sections, you can also go boating, camping and fishing on the Burrum and Gregory Rivers.
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.