Considered the historic heart of Fraser Island, this former forestry camp used to be home to the loggers between the 1920s and the 1950s. Around 30 houses and a school for the loggers’ children were also on this site. These days it’s a stunning rainforest area which explains the development of the island and its myriad flora and fauna.
A highlight here is the boardwalk around Wanggoolba Creek through the rainforest. Wanggoolba holds special significance as it was the area used exclusively by local Butchulla women including as a birthing place. Today you’ll find a peaceful picnic area and mature Kauri and Bunya pines, as well as Satinays and Flooded Gums which were planted 95 years ago and form a beautiful botanic garden.
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.