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LAKE EACHAM HOTEL
LAKE EACHAM HOTEL
YUNGABURRA CHAPEL
YUNGABURRA CHAPEL
YUNGABURRA CHAPEL
YUNGABURRA CHAPEL
BURRA INN RESTAURANT
BURRA INN RESTAURANT
BRIXIES GIFTS & CRAFTS
BRIXIES GIFTS & CRAFTS
YUNGABURRA MARKETS
YUNGABURRA MARKETS
YUNGABURRRA MARKETS
YUNGABURRRA MARKETS

Yungaburra

Updated: 02-Feb-2007

The Heritage Village of Yungaburra is a small village close to many extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and waterfalls, just a 60 minute drive from the coastal city of Cairns.

The village has remained the same for almost 100 years, with 28 Heritage listed buildings, making it the largest National Trust village in Queensland. Many of the original buildings are still being used today, for example, the historic Lake Eacham Hotel and the Yungaburra Chapel.

The Lake Eacham Hotel attracts visitors with its old world architecture and displays of historic photographs of the area's early saw milling days. The interior of the hotel still displays its original magnificence, a showpiece of Federation architecture, using locally felled and milled timbers like cedar and silky oak.

The Yungaburra Village Chapel is now the oldest building in the Yungaburra Village. Originally built in 1901 in Atherton as the Methodist Church, it served the community for 60 years. It has recently been restored to its former glory in a traditional Queenslander style, reflecting a simple yet elegant blend of old time charm and modern beauty. The Chapel now serves the community of Yungaburra as the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies, seminars, conferences, concerts and recitals.

Like many of the Tableland towns, Yungaburra has an undeniable country charm and has several art and craft galleries and displays, restaurants, and a wide variety of accommodation.

A popular icon of Yungaburra is the Yungaburra Markets, these take place on the fourth Saturday of each month. They are the most popular markets on the Atherton Tablelands, boasting over 320 regular stall holders. They showcase the regions produce, culture and crafts, selling everything you could imagine from jams to homemade outdoor furniture. The markets are held in the main park opposite the Lake Eacham Hotel, from 7:30am to 12:30pm.

Yungaburra's central location makes it the ideal focal point for any visitor interested in recreational activities including sailing, horse riding,boating, swimming, canoeing, bush-walking, water-skiing and sail boarding.

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