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Kairi: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Kairi Maize Silos

This cluster of concrete silos is the last reminder of the once vast maize industry initiated by the Chinese on the Atherton Tableland in the late nineteenth-century.

Maize was used for stock feed for the mining communities here and west to Irvinebank and in 1903 the area produced a third of Queensland's maize. The Kairi State Farm was established in 1912 to experiment in growing different strains of maize. Chinese farmers were displaced following the establishment of the post World War Two soldier settlement. However, the soldier settlement scheme was not entirely successful and the wet and humid climate led to fungal and bacterial conditions when farmers stored grain in their barns.

The Atherton Tableland Maize Board was formed in the early-1920s, and silos were built to improve storage and marketability. The silos were built by British engineer C. P. Kinninmonth using a revolutionary method known as slip-form concreting. Silos were also built at Tolga and Atherton. They were equipped with elevators, cleaning plant and driers manufactured by Sydney firm, Henry Simon Ltd. The silos were opened in November 1924. By 1936 a new management company, Athamaize, formed and the silos remained in use until the company's closure in 2002.

22 Godfrey Road
Kairi, QLD, 4872

Located 0.4K from Kairi

Lake Tinaroo

Lake Tinaroo is a very popular spot for swimmers, skiers, walkers, fishing (permit required), red clawing, ideal for picnics with barbecues available and has five camping areas located around the back of the dam in the Danbulla State Forest.

Tinaroo has developed into one of the shire's most popular tourist locations. It is one tourist spot that has so much to offer everyone. Enthusiasts in sailing, skiing, swimming, fishing, red clawing, bird watching, walking, are all attracted to this town. If you're looking to do something less active, take a relaxing stroll along the jetty to see the dam spillway or just relax at one of the many picnic spots in the area. You certainly won't be disappointed.

Tinaroo Falls Road
Lake Tinaroo, QLD, 4872

Located 1.0K from Kairi

Hallorans Hill Conservation Park

This park, in the middle of the township of Atherton, protects eucalypt forest and a remnant of the endangered mabi forest on an extinct volcanic cone. The cone is part of the legacy of the Atherton Tableland's fiery geological past.

Enjoy the 1.4 kilometres walk to the top of Hallorans Hill or drive through the residential area of Atherton to the car park at the top of the hill. Enjoy the expansive views from the summit that showcase the tableland's mosaic of different land uses and geological formations. A council park adjoins the conservation park and provides barbecues, toilets, tables, play equipment, walking track and interpretive signs.

Dalziel Avenue
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 7.6K from Kairi

Danbulla National Park and Danbulla State Forest

Crater lakes, huge strangler figs, rainforest walks, lakeside camping areas and places of important local history are some of the interesting features along the 28 kilometres Danbulla Road. At least half a day should be set aside to explore the area. Each site is unique, catering for the needs of a wide range of visitors. Choose a secluded camping site at School Point or let the kids kick a football around the grassed area at The Chimneys. Enjoy a short walk through the upland rainforest to Mobo Creek Crater or take time to marvel at the size of the Cathedral fig tree.

Take care when driving. Danbulla Road is narrow, unsealed and has sharp curves and rough surfaces. Be aware of other vehicles, logging trucks, pedestrians and wildlife on the road. The Tablelands Regional Council has erected signs indicating this road is unsuitable for caravans. Lake Tinaroo contains many submerged trees and other hidden hazards. These hazards vary as the water level in the lake changes. Vessel masters must ensure they navigate with extreme caution.

via Gillies Highway
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 7.8K from Kairi

Hallorans Hill

Hallorans Hill Lookout is an ideal spot for a barbecue or picnic, watching the sunset or just enjoying the view of the surrounding areas, farmland and rolling hills. The best way to enjoy this is to start from the Environmental Park on Louise Street, follow the walking track right to the top of the hill. Best times are early morning or late afternoon when you can watch the sun set. Walking track takes approximately two hours return.

Centenary Drive
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 7.9K from Kairi

Curtain Fig Tree

The Curtain Fig National Park contains the renowned Curtain Fig Tree, an enormous strangler fig tree. Located a short drive out of Yungaburra, a small town in the Atherton Tableland, the giant tree has several aerial roots hanging down from its branches that look like curtains. It's over 500 years old and definitely worth a look! There's a short boardwalk around the base of the tree that is wheelchair accessible.

Atherton-Yungaburra Road
Yungaburra, QLD, 4884

Located 8.3K from Kairi

Curtain Fig National Park

This park protects a small area of an endangered type of forest, called mabi forest, the local Aborignal (Ngadjon) word for the Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo. The large fig tree found in this park is unique because the extensive aerial roots, that drop 15 metres to the forest floor, have formed a 'curtain'. Starting from a seed dropped high in the canopy, this strangler fig grew vertical roots, which gradually became thicker and interwoven. Over hundreds of years these roots have strangled the host causing it to fall into a neighbouring tree-a stage unique to the development of this fig. Vertical fig roots then formed a curtain-like appearance and the host trees rotted away, leaving the freestanding fig tree. The tree is thought to be nearly 50 metres tall, with a trunk circumference of 39 metres, and is estimated to be over 500 years old.

Explore the elevated boardwalk that encircles the curtain fig, protecting the roots while allowing for uninterrupted views from all angles. Return at night to spotlight for the elusive Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo and other nocturnal animals.

Fig Tree Road
Yungaburra, QLD, 4884

Located 8.3K from Kairi

Atherton War Memorial

A jubilant soldier, clenched right fist in the air, seemingly cheering in triumph, creates an unusual sight at Atherton's War Memorial. Tinaroo Shire chairman Mr Grau unveiled the memorial on 1 May 1924 following combined fundraising by local women and Atherton RSL. Leftover funds were used to expand Atherton's hospital.

The soldier statue, believed to have been designed and executed by the region's then leading monumental firm Melrose and Fenwick, bears other unique features: a gas mask and a tin hat, instead of a slouch hat; rocks support the digger's leg instead of a tree stump. Originally the digger carried a rifle with a fixed bayonet in his left hand, which was blown off in a severe storm in 1934.

The names of the 67 men from the district who died in WWI are listed on a plate at the front of the monument; another 35 names, representing locals who died in WWII, appear on the rear.

This monument was moved from the town's main intersection and sits within a park, opposite Atherton's RSL building.

Kennedy Highway,
Corner of Cook Street
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 8.7K from Kairi

Kairi: Events

Atherton Touring Pro PBR

The PBR invites you to share the best. The Atherton PBR Touring Pro Series is filled with extreme sporting entertainment live at Rooster Stadium, Atherton. Gates Open 5.30pm and PBR action starts at 7:00pm.

The competition consists of 40 of PBR Australia's most accomplished bull riders all competing once with the top 10 riders qualifying back into the Championship Round where they will do battle with 10 of the state's most extreme bucking bulls. This is not a rodeo - this is the mother of all extreme sports wrapped up in a pyrotechnic, pulsating rock concert atmosphere, with camera angles and big screen replays that will give you the ultimate bull riding experience.

Event Dates
      29th Oct

Rooster Stadium,
Level 1 / 140 Main Street
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 8.3K from Kairi

Kairi: Travel Tips

Yungaburra Visitor Information Centre

This Information Centre is situated right in the centre of Yungaburra directly opposite the iconic Lake Eacham Hotel. The modern Information Centre is open seven days a week, eight hours a day, and the friendly staff are ready and willing to assist you to enjoy your visit. They want you to leave better informed about their wonderful area, ready to enjoy a world class experience that you are sure to want to return to.

2 Kehoe Place
Yungaburra, QLD, 4884

Located 7.3K from Kairi

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