Lake Tinaroo – Yungaburra QLD

About Yungaburra

Yungaburra is an attractive and historic timber township/village on the Atherton Tablelands which subtly mixes a sense of history with an ‘alternative lifestyle’ culture. Situated 720 metres above sea level it is cool in summer and can be quite chilly in winter. It is a popular holiday destination for people wanting an alternative to the bustle of Cairns. It is surrounded by fascinating crater lakes, World Heritage rainforest, huge and ancient strangler fig trees and extinct volcanoes (sourced from the Aussie Towns website – click for more).

Lake Tinaroo Caravan Park

We actually pulled out of the Undara Lava Tubes caravan park (see previous post) a day early as we felt it was time to move on. So we literally poked a finger at the map and found this gem of a location called Lakeside Motor Inn & Caravan Park situated on the shores of Lake Tinaroo (maplink) just outside of Yungaburra, in the Atherton Tablelands region. It was difficult to believe that in the 205kms from dusty outback Undara we were now in lush and green Yungaburra.

The caravan is situated right on Lake Tinaroo so the views were really great over the water.

We only had a one night stay here but had a quick look around. Directly over the road from our caravan park was this wonderful memorial called The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour which was a beautiful tribute to our troops who served in Afghanistan.

Summing up…

  • Accommodation Lakeside Motor Inn & Caravan Park is in a fantastic location with well spaced out sites and great managers. They even set-up a fire pit for happy hour
    • Cost per night $30.00 (@ 2-Sep-2020)
    • Facilities great – very clean & modern
    • CP Location a bit out of town (about 3kms) but right on Lake Tinaroo which is lovely (maplink)
    • Our rating/score9/10
  • Was it a nice town to visit? yes
    • Activities & places of interest plenty – we only had an overnighter but this place has potential for a longer stay
    • Tourist info centre?2 Kehoe Place Yungaburra (website)
    • Would we return? definitely
    • Overall Score 10/10
  • Summing up we’ll be back!

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