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Kalunga: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Herberton War Memorial


Herberton's war memorial, a popular 'Digger' soldier statue-stands out, and not just because of its soldier's posture: erect, head high. This monument specifically acknowledges an Aboriginal serviceman among its honoured.

The painted stone memorial, unveiled in the early 1920s, is a tribute to 199 local men who enlisted in WWI. Australians were proud of their army of volunteers: many monuments accordingly record all names, providing a rich insight into the community's support of the war.

The plinth on which the khaki uniformed soldier stands also identifies 28 war dead: 21 killed and seven died on service, including a man designated as Aboriginal.

Monumental masons AL Petrie and Sons of Brisbane created this memorial, part of their own virtual army of soldier statues embodying the ANZAC traits of loyalty, courage, youth, innocence and masculinity.

A path leads to the memorial, now set in established gardens. A captured gun or 'war trophy' is located at the front of the monument.




Myers Street
Herberton, QLD, 4872

Located 7.2K from Kalunga

Historic Village Herberton


A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia's rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone. Open year round to visitors, the Village collects, preserves and displays fascinating historical exhibits from across Australia. The history of this museum is also closely tied with the township of Herberton and features many priceless antiques as well as buildings that have come from the town's ancestors.

The Village currently has over 60 original buildings that date from Herberton's foundation years. Walking through the Village, visitors are given a sense of being in a real township complete with chemist, bottle collection, school, bank, grocer's store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more. You can spend an entire day absorbing it all so plan on relaxing and taking your time. In addition, the museum also offers a great gift shop at the Bakerville Tearooms for all your souvenir needs including toys and arts and crafts. The Tearooms also serves delicious homemade pies, scones, sandwiches and more.




6 Broadway,
Atherton Tablelands
Herberton, QLD, 4887

Located 8.4K from Kalunga

Mt Hypipamee


The Hypipamee crater is referred to as a volcanic pipe. The pipe was opened upward through surface rocks by gas produced from molten rock below and as a result of tremendous pressure, the vent exploded sending volcanic bombs far across the landscape. It has a diameter of 61 metres at the water level which is 58 metres below the platform. Even 85 metres below the water surface, the pipe hasn't lost any of its dimensions.




Mount Hypipamee Crater Road
Upper Barron, QLD, 4883

Located 11.4K from Kalunga

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre


Enjoy an intriguing insight into the world of bats. The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre has Advanced Ecotourism accreditation and offers a unique 'up close and personal' wildlife experience just outside Atherton. You will meet some small insectivorous microbats, seen in the wild at nearby Undara and Paronella Park; and the larger fruit and nectar eating megabats like flying foxes. The Visitor Centre experience includes a short video about the work of the hospital, and world-class interpretive signage.

Personalised tours operate daily 3pm to 6pm throughout the year, but bookings are essential. The flying foxes live in a six metre high cage and only come down to eye-level at feeding time in the afternoon.

Situated on five acres of landscaped gardens, and nestled in a wet sclerophyll/rainforest valley, a visit to the Bat Hospital can also offer a great birding experience. Visit Hastie's Swamp, a fabulous migratory bird wetland just down the road. The Bat Hospital attracts visitors, volunteers and students from around the world, is actively engaged in research and conservation, and has featured in many television documentaries. The Director has won numerous awards for community conservation and education.




134 Carrington Road
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 18.9K from Kalunga

Nganyaji Interpretive Centre


Opened in 2002 the Nganyaji Interpretive Centre is about the lives of the local indigenous people, the Jirrbal.

The Jirrbal constructed bush material shelters in the rain forest and as there was permanent food and water did not go "walkabout" as did the inland aboriginals.

Elder Maisie Barlow was very involved with the creation of the Centre and she has quotes from her book exhibited in her honour.

Entry is free.




Nganyaji Interpretive Centre,
24 Moore St
Ravenshoe, QLD, 4888

Located 21.2K from Kalunga

Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum


Atherton Chinatown is the Award-winning site of the unique Hou Wang Temple and interpretive museum. Located just over a scenic hours drive south west of Cairns, the National Trust of Queensland property ensures visitors of a fascinating insight into part of North Queensland's history and heritage. The site was chosen by the Chinese settlers during the 1800s. The temple is the only one of its type remaining and the only temple dedicated to Hou Wang outside of China still existing. It has an ornate interior with original wood carvings that can be seen during the guided tour of the property.

Allow time to browse through the interpretive museum with its interactive displays and 'world-first' artefact scanner. The giftshop has a good array of Feng-Shui symbols and souvenirs.




86 Herberton Road
Atherton, QLD, 4883

Located 21.4K from Kalunga

Windy Hill Wind Farm, Ravenshoe


Windy Hill Wind Farm is Queensland's largest wind farm with 20 windmills producing enough power for 3500 homes. Windy Hill Wind Farm is located about three kilometres from Ravenshoe, which is situated 920 metres above sea level (highest town in Queensland,) on privately owned Atherton Tableland dairy farmland. It is capable of a generating capacity of 12 megawatts, and the number of wind turbines is 20.




Kennedy Highway
Ravenshoe, QLD, 4888

Located 21.6K from Kalunga

Millstream Falls


Millstream Falls is reputedly Australia's widest single-drop waterfall. The falls flow over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, a legacy of the Atherton Tableland's volcanic past. Millstream Falls National Park is on the western edge of the World Heritage Area. These are the widest falls in Australia, spilling over an old basalt lava flow. Here in the rain shadow of the eastern dividing ranges, the dry open woodland vegetation offers a stark contrast to the rainforest only kilometres away. This park was the site of an army camp during World War II and many former soldiers make nostalgic visits to remember those times.




Kennedy Highway
Ravenshoe, QLD, 4888

Located 22.1K from Kalunga

Kalunga: Travel Tips

Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre


The Herberton Mining and Visitor Information Centre is located on Jack's Road in Herberton.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Herberton Mining and Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans.




1 Jack's Road
Herberton, QLD, 4887

Located 7.3K from Kalunga

Ravenshoe Visitor Centre


The Ravenshoe Visitor Centre is located at 24 Moore Street in Ravenshoe, Queensland's highest town.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by volunteer skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Ravenshoe Visitor Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do, where to stay and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.




24 Moore Street
Ravenshoe, QLD, 4888

Located 21.2K from Kalunga

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