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Tinaroo: 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 5.1K from Tinaroo

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 6.0K from Tinaroo

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 6.1K from Tinaroo

Cathedral Fig Tree


The Cathedral Fig Tree, like the Curtain Fig Tree, is a gigantic 500 year old strangler tree. Located in the Danbulla State Forest, the Cathedral Fig has the reputation of being the best place to hear an early morning bird 'singing' in the Atherton Tablelands. Circumnavigate the base of the tree and giant buttress roots on the easily accessible boardwalk.




Danbulla State Forest Drive
Yungaburra, QLD, 4884

Located 11.9K from Tinaroo

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 12.0K from Tinaroo

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 12.3K from Tinaroo

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 12.6K from Tinaroo

The Crystal Caves


Put all expectations aside, this is not your average museum!

Ren? Boissevain found his life's passion when he found his first Agate right here in North Queensland in 1963. Since then, he has been travelling all over the world in search of the most spectacular crystals, minerals and fossils.

To display his collection Ren? built a fantasy cave in the Main Street of Atherton which extends to 250 square metres of tunnels and grottos. The hero of the show is the largest Amethyst geode in the world, standing at a staggering three and a half metres tall; this is one of more than 600 individual pieces on display in The Crystal Caves.

The dedication and imagination of one man to build a fantasy cave to house his massive collection is only surpassed by the quality and size of the crystals and fossils.

This virtual cave gives the feeling of discovering the crystals yourself. Carefully positioned and delicately lit, you are free to discover in your own time and, unlike most conventional museums, encouraged to touch and photograph.

Science meets Mother Nature in this fun and educational journey into the mysterious world of crystals.




69 Main Street
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 13.0K from Tinaroo

Tinaroo: Events

Yungaburra Triathlon proudly supporting Soldier On


Whether you have never competed in a triathlon before or are a serious contended, don't miss the opportunity to compete in one of five triathlon events available as part of the Yungaburra Triathlon including Olympic, Sprint, Enticer, Corporate and kids races.

Held on the picturesque foreshore of Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton Tablelands, only a one hour drive from Cairns, there is plenty of places to explore before and after the event.

The triathlon races start and finish at the iconic Afghanistan Avenue of Honour memorial at Tinaburra, with entertainment provided throughout the weekend in the historic Yungaburra village.

Significant cash prizes up for grabs. Enter as an individual or as a team.

This event raises funds for the Soldier On organisation which supports Australian soldiers who are physically or psychologically wounded.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Nov
      12th Nov
      12th Nov
      13th Nov
      13th Nov


Tinaburra Drive
Yungaburra, QLD, 4884

Located 9.7K from Tinaroo

Tinaroo: 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 11.7K from Tinaroo

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