Situated 225km west of Bundaberg, Cania Gorge National Park is a gem in the region’s story. There are more than 150 different types of plants here and more than 90 species of bird. Walk among brigalow forest, eucalypt woodland, cypress pine woodland, dry rainforest and grassland while looking for brush-tailed rock wallabies and common bent-wing bats.
Local Aboriginal people have called Cania Gorge home for more than 19,000 years and you can view freehand Indigenous art on the sandstone walls.
Eight graded walking tracks offer a variety of experiences including the Dragon, Bloodwood and Two Storey Caves, Fern Tree Pool, Giant’s Chair, Bigfoot Walk, Shamrock Mine Site, and Castle Mountain. Sheltered barbecues, tables, tank water and toilets are available in the picnic areas.
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.