Nestled in the Burnett Valley between Gin Gin and Gayndah, Good Night Scrub National Park is home to an intact remnant of a once extensive hoop pine rainforest. Measuring some 6680ha, view the tall hoop pines soaring high above this dry rainforest which is also home to bottle trees and crows ash. Dry open forest areas sport spotted gum, forest red gum, and narrow-leaved red ironbark.
Its colourful name is derived from its thick scrub where locals believed if you lost your cattle you could “kiss them goodnight”. A former logging area, these days you’ll find a peaceful retreat with a bushland picnic setting overlooking Paradise Dam spillway.
Boasting more than 166 birds species, it’s also a great place to go birdwatching or walking along a fire trail.
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.