This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Yungaburra. To help you make friends with Yungaburra before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Yungaburra is a nice, small town in the north of Queensland -- Atherton Tablelands -- in Australia. This town is not so popular with tourists and hostel backpackers, but is a wonderful place that will make you see the north of Queensland from another perspective. Its friendly feeling and the natural and mystical atmosphere are calling for more tourists, but the locals are doing a good job keeping the essential things in town untouched by the touristic rush.
The hills mark the surrounding landscapes and you can find a lot of natural wonders in the area. The town is also known for its superb restaurants and excellent accommodation –- getting a hostel in Yungaburra in definitely a good value for the money. Try to visit Yungaburra in the end of the month, because on the last Saturday of each month you can find the morning market -- from 7 a.m. to noon –- where you can find a lot of handcraft and food shoppers; the calm town transforms itself into a busy place, but it's very enjoyable.
In the surroundings you cannot miss Lake Eacham, which is four kilometers from Yungaburra, has perfect, clear waters, making it really nice for swimming and most of all, the possibility of finding easily turtles; in the surrounds, you will have an amazing rainforest with great spots to take a break or to enjoy a picnic. Curtain Fig is another must-see -- it's a fig tree in town, more than five hundred years old, that seemingly comes from another planet. You'll find the tree surrounded by aerial roots that hang down to create a strange curtain -– there's a walking path that will lead you to a circle around the tree where you can admire it.
The hostels in Yungaburra are really nice, made for you to relax and enjoy with all the facilities you need. Yungaburra's hostels are also the best places for you to get some advice about the best way to explore the surroundings.
Written by local enthusiast for Yungaburra hostelsCoffeeMarks