Beautiful Yungaburra and the Atherton Tablelands ... so much to experience, and right on our doorstep!
Gumtree on Gillies is located on the outskirts of the beautiful and historic village of Yungaburra, a number one destination for visitors to the Atherton Tablelands. Centrally located between Lake Eacham, the Curtain Fig Tree, Lake Tinaroo and the town of Atherton, Yungaburra is 720 metres above sea level and located 70kms inland from Cairns. Being so centrally located makes it the perfect base for exploring this stunning area.
Map of the Atherton Tablelands
Yungaburra is a major meeting point for Atherton Tablelands artists and musicians, with several art and craft galleries and displays. Yungaburra has outstanding restaurants, all making the most of Yungaburra's idyllic position in the tropical farming community of the Atherton Tablelands.
Every weekend, there are local produce markets on the Tablelands. On the morning of the 4th Saturday of every month, it is the famous Yungaburra Market. This is a large and popular market, selling everything you could imagine from fresh local produce to jams, clothing and homemade furniture.
Once a year (usually the fourth weekend in October), residents and visitors alike are treated to a spectacular weekend of folk, blues, jazz and variety entertainment at the Yungaburra Folk Festival. The village comes alive with world class entertainment in a number of fabulous venues, as well as some wonderful street events. Well worth making the effort to get here – but you need to book accommodation in advance!
The Atherton Tablelands is home to some of the World Heritage listed rainforests of the Wet Tropics, national parks, mountains, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. It is also rated as one of the richest agricultural areas in Australia. If you enjoy bush walking, bird watching, wildlife tours (with our local wildlife expert Alan Gillanders), water skiing, fishing, or just touring around and enjoying the scenery, the Atherton Tablelands has so much to offer you.
For the food and wine lovers, enjoy the bounty of fabulous local produce including coffee, tea, cheese, wines (including fruit wines), nuts and of course tropical fruits. And for a truly memorable experience, why not try hot air ballooning, especially as we have some of the best ballooning conditions in Australia – at the cheapest price! Try our "High flyers" package, which provides you with not only wonderful accommodation at Gumtree, but bargain rates for your ballooning experience.