Tablelands Visitor Centres






















Kuranda Visitor Information Centre 

The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is an accredited member of the Queensland Information Centre Association. It is located in Centenary Park at the top end of CoondooStreet. The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre acts as a gateway to the Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highlands and has the second highest visitor numbers in the region.

With a wealth of local and regional knowledge, Kuranda volunteers will be able to advise and help you plan your time in the village and assist in booking tours in the region. Work by local artists is showcased in and around the building.  The centre is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm, but is closed on Christmas Day. 
Contact Details:
Co-ordinator: Cathy Harvey 
Phone: (07) 4093 9311 
Fax: (07) 4093 7630 

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Information Centre 

Gain an insight into the Mareeba region's history and attractions at this heritage museum. It has an extensive Aboriginal cultural display, a settler's hut showcasing historical memorabilia and a Wet Tropics display featuring the birds of the Wet Tropics with a life-size model of a cassowary with chicks. A small shop sells local produce and wide, cool verandahs have benches for enjoying a refreshing drink. 

The museum operates seven days a week.
Phone: (07) 4092 5674


Atherton Information Centre 

The Atherton Information Centre is fully equipped with friendly staff and literature to help you plan your next holiday to the Atherton Tablelands. Staff are only too happy to assist you to organise and book accommodation, tours and car hire. They can provide general information on all aspects of tourism across the Tablelands. If you areholidaying with your pet dog or cat, they'll even be able to advise you of all the accommodation places that accept pets. 
The Atherton Information Centre is located on the corner of Main Street and Silo Road  Open: 7 days 9.00am to 5.00pm. Phone: (07) 4091 4222 and (07) 4091 7394 Fax: (07) 4091 5828, 
Closed: Christmas Day and Good Friday



Malanda Falls Visitor Centre

Malanda is a dairy town surrounded by the lush rolling hills of the Tablelands. Generations of Malanda children have learned to swim in the large pool at Malanda Falls on the outskirts of town. Several short walks through the Malanda jungle begin here. After burning down in 2010, the visitor centre has been rebuilt and is now open to visitors. The new centre offers information about the natural and cultural history of the area and showcases the unique qualities of Wet Tropics World Heritage area.  Open: every day from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. Phone (07) 4096-6957, Fax: (07) 4091 4300 Email:  Open: 7 days 9.00am to 4.30pm. Closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday and half day ANZAC day. 


Yungaburra Visitor Information Centre 

The picturesque village of Yungaburra lies in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands in Cedar St, Yungaburra, just one hour from Cairns. Largely unchanged since 1910, wide verandahs and historical shop fronts line the tranquil streets. With 18 heritage listed buildings, Yungaburra is the largest National Trust village in Queensland. 

Cafes, award winning restaurants and country pubs offer all manner of gastronomic delights. Browse through the galleries and craft shops. Drop in and say hi to the wonderful group of volunteers and pick up some information and maps on the area.
Open: Mon to Sat 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm  Phone: (07) 4095 2416 Email:



Lake Barrine Teahouse

Located on the banks of Lake Barrine amongst vibrant tiered gardens is the teahouse. Step into the foyer and learn about the formation of the freshwater crater lakes of Barrine and Eacham. For the more adventurous, take an 80 metre stroll along the waters edge to the 1,000 year old giant Twin Kauri Pines (wheelchair accessible).

Take a 45 minute tour on Lake Barrine in an electric boat and learn about the critters of the waters edge and rainforest canopy. Be enchanted by the serene views of the Lake from the veranda while enjoying the award winning Devonshire Tea.  Open: 7 days at  9.00am. Boat rides begin from 9.30am onwards. 

TREAT Visitor Centre 

The TREAT Visitor Centre Interpretive Display is situated within the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Nursery on McLeish Road, LakeEacham

The startlingly beautiful display aims to educate people about the benefits of tree planting and forest restoration, especially along creek banks. They highlight community restoration projects and discuss the science and practice of restoration, the history and activities of TREAT community group. Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am1pm. Phone: Contact TREAT on (07) 4095 3644 or QPWS on (07) 4095 3406.  For further information about TREAT check out the TREAT website.

Ravenshoe Visitor Centre and Nganyaji Interpretive Centre

Situated on the edge of Australia's largest patch of rainforest, Ravenshoeis fast becoming recognised as a regional centre for ecotourism. Its expanding bed and breakfast industry is the perfect base for exploring the south/western Wet Tropics. The diverse mixture of high altitude rainforest and sclerophyll forests host the highest diversity of possum species (13) in Australia, including the rare yellow-bellied gliders. 340 bird species and 8 kangaroo species including Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo are also found within a 20km (12 mile) radius of the town. 

The volunteer-run visitor centre features the Nganyaji Interpretive Centre displaying information and artefacts from the locally indigenous Jirrbal people. It also has displays on early settlers, the timber industry and soldiers who were based there during World War II.

Markets are held the fourth Sunday of each month at the nearby Railway Yards. 
Phone (07) 4097-7700 Fax: (07) 4097 7700 Email: or for further information check out their website


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