In Australia’s long history of strange and unusual findings, the Mystery Craters remain one of the most controversial. A mixture of sandstone and ochre, no one can quite explain how the 35 craters came to be.
Head to 15 Lines Road, South Kolan and once you’ve paid a modest entry fee, you can begin to unravel the mystery yourself. Start at the giant mural at the kiosk which is also home to gifts, souvenirs, rock samples, and food and drink. Original photographs of the property at the entrance tell the story of how the craters were discovered.
Then you can walk over a covered verandah, down a path and past a fairy garden after which you will see a fantastic formation. There’s also a viewing tower with an informative commentary.
15 Lines Road, South Kolan
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.