Situated 50km south of Childers, Mount Walsh National Park has three main entry points, through the Mount Walsh day use area; Waterfall Creek; or Coongara Rock. Whichever way you approach this destination you’ll find steeped forest slopes, sheltered gullies, rugged ridge lines, and mountain areas with exposed granite outcrops and cliffs.
Known for its diverse vegetation, explore vine forests in sheltered pockets, scrubland and heath on rock pavements, and open eucalypt forest and woodland. Check out the native witch hazel tree with its perfumed white flowers and the rare and threatened heart-leaved bosistoa.
Amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds are also drawn to this park which is home to the rare powerful owl and grey goshawk. There’s also peregrine falcons, lace monitors and saw-shelled tortoises here.
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.