Mungalli Dairy Cafe
After their annual maintenance break during Feb, the sweet Farmhouse Cafe – Out Of The Whey is now open!
You can find them serving delicious drinks and food from 10am -4pm daily. Located at 254 Brooks Rd.
For more information: www.mungallicreekdairy.com.au
MALANDA LODGE –
PICKLE AND SMOKE RESTAURANT
A romantic and homely restaurant awaits you at Malanda Lodge. Pickle & Smoke has all the traditional favourite dishes on their menu and the chef never disappoints.
Located at 5 Merragallan Rd, Malanda
For more information: malandalodge.com.au
Shaylee Strawberry Farm
Shaylee Strawberry Farm’s Cafe is ready to serve you delicious Coffee, Food, Gelato and much more!
Open 9am – 4pm Wednesday to Sunday!
Located at Corner Gillies Highway & Marks Lane, Atherton
For more information: shayleestrawberries.com.au
THE CRYSTAL CAVES
Gaze upon one of the world’s largest Amethyst geodes, right here at The Crystal Caves in Atherton.
Located at 69 Main Street, Atherton
For more information: crystalcaves.com.au
A chocolate and cheese haven with the farm life experience to entertain the whole family.
Located at Corner East Barron Rd & Malanda Atherton Road, Atherton.
For more information: gallodairyland.com.au
Located high on the southern Evelyn Tableland, in the Hugh Nelson Range, this park is centred around a diatreme or volcanic pipe, thought to have been created by a massive gas explosion.
A platform at the end of a 400m walking track through the rainforest provides an uninterrupted view of the remaining crater. The crater is almost 70m across with sheer granite walls (the surface rock through which the gas exploded). Fifty-eight metres below the rim is a lake over 70m deep, covered with a green layer of native waterweed.
A remarkable variety of vegetation types, including high-altitude rainforest, grow in this small park. It is a hot spot for possums with several different species found in the area and a good place for seeing high-altitude birds.
Curtain Fig Tree
View a spectacular curtain fig tree from different vantage points along a boardwalk in this small but popular national park.
This large fig tree in Curtain Fig Tree National 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.
Located in the Curtain Fig Tree National Park, Yungaburra