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Walkamin: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Emerald Creek Falls


Emerald Creek rushes out of the rainforest-clad heights of the Lamb Range and down into open eucalypt woodland. There the waters of the creek tumble over granite boulders, forming the picturesque falls that plunge into placid pools.

Emerald creek has a series of cascading waterfalls over granite boulders. A walking track takes you alongside the creek to the numerous falls and lagoons, up to the lookout with views of the valley towards Mareeba. The site is an ideal picnic spot and has several great swimming holes. Road is not suitable for caravans.

Camping is not permitted at Emerald Creek




Cobra Road
Mareeba, QLD, 4880

Located 10.2K from Walkamin

Emerald Creek, Dinden West Forest Reserve


Emerald Creek rushes out of the rainforest-clad heights of the Lamb Range and down into open eucalypt woodland. Here the waters of the creek tumble over granite boulders, forming the picturesque falls that plunge into placid pools. Bottlebrush trees sprout from between the rocks, their red flowers giving a splash of colour to the scene in season. Smooth-barked water gums lean over the creek, the trunks of some interestingly twisted by the battering of floodwaters.

Picnic in the day-use area and cool down in the nearby creek. Follow the moderate 1.9 kilometre track to a lookout over the falls with scenic views, not only of the falls, but also back along the valley and across the northern Atherton Tableland. Near the creek, look for dragonflies and damselflies. You may even see the giant petalurid dragonfly, the largest dragonfly in Australia.

Stay on the track and behind safety fences at all times.




Emeral Falls Road,
Via Tinaroo Creek Road
Mareeba, QLD, 4880

Located 14.7K from Walkamin

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 16.0K from Walkamin

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 16.3K from Walkamin

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 16.4K from Walkamin

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 16.6K from Walkamin

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 17.3K from Walkamin

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 17.6K from Walkamin

Walkamin: Travel Tips

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre


The Mareeba Heritage Centre's primary operations include a Tourism and Events Queensland accredited Visitor Information Centre, a Heritage Museum and a retail shop retailing souvenirs, books, local produce, unique gift lines and snacks and drinks. The museum offers a comprehensive catalogue of the history and culture of the Mareeba district.

Secondary operations include daytime venue hire for community functions and events.

The Mareeba Heritage Centre's Visitor Information Centre offers regional tourism information for the Tablelands area through to Cape York, south to Townsville and including the Savannah Way. The Mareeba Heritage Centre's Visitor Information Centre offers the service of tour and accommodation bookings and local event information is also provided.

At the Mareeba Heritage Museum it is easy to spend a couple of hours viewing the displays at close quarters with some of the displays being interactive. Entry into the Mareeba Heritage Museum is free of charge but donations are greatly appreciated.




345 Byrnes Street
Mareeba, QLD, 4880

Located 12.6K from Walkamin

Atherton Visitor Information Centre


An essential element of any holiday on the Atherton Tablelands is a visit to the accredited Visitor Information Centres.

At the Atherton Visitor Information Centre you will be welcomed by our friendly staff and volunteers who will offer you expert local advice and free information on exploring the region. To make your visit more enjoyable we can assist with bookings for a wide range of accommodation and attractions. The Atherton Visitor Information Centre is also a National Park Booking Agent so all your Queensland National Park camping queries and bookings can be facilitated here.

During their peak season (May - September) they offer a free Food Tasting Safari showcasing the local Tableland produce, on the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 10.00am.

For the bikers who would like to visit they have a new bike rack just outside the door.

Free wi-fi is available as well as a charging station for mobile phones and electronic equipment.

The shop offers a huge range of locally made gifts and souvenirs.




Corner of Main Street and Silo Road
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 16.9K from Walkamin

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