René Boissevain is a man with a passion. He has spent a lifetime travelling to every corner of the world to collect natural crystals and prehistoric fossils. He invites you to share in this passion by taking the self-guided tour of his man made cave.Visit Website
Herberton Historic Village
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.Visit Website
Well worth a drive and only 10 minutes from your door, on the lush tropical Atherton Tablelands you will find a dairy farm that has opened the doors or rather their gates to the public. With the farming enterprise positioned between Atherton, Malanda and Yungaburra you will be pleasantly surprised to find a fully operational dairy farm; a gourmet cheese factory; a sensational café/restaurant; and last but not least, the most beautiful hand-crafted chocolate.Visit Website
Mamu tropical sky walk
Take a walk in the clouds in Wooroonoon National Park just 15 minutes out of Innisfail. Elevated walkways, a cantilever, and observation tower offer visitors the exhilarating experience of being high in the rainforest canopy, along with providing spectacular panoramic views of World Heritage rainforest landscapes.Visit Website
You may have noticed that fishing is a prominent activity at Lake Tinaroo. In fact, this lake is regarded as the best Barramundi fishing in the world. The barra here cannot breed because the water is only fresh. (Barramundi need a salt and fresh water environment to breed) Therefore, the lake is stocked annually with baby barra that grow into monsters bigger than anywhere else in the world. The world's biggest barra's have been caught here by keen anglers – visit the local store and see all the photos on the wall of proud fishers wrestling with their fish that are bigger than their boats.
But aside from fishing, Tinaroo is wonderful for family activities like picnics on the bank.
Curtain Fig Tree
It may not have the most exotic name in the world, and it may not send tingles to your toes with the thought of making a visit to this tree, but hey, we wouldn't be listing it on this website if we didn't think it was worth a mention.
In fact, it's worth more than a mention. This is the most amazing tree you are ever likely to see. It is a picture of a century of natural history – a unique example of nature's unpredictability and power.
The fig tree is from the strangler fig species Fichus virens. The curtain effect results from one tree leaning against another tree on a 45-degree angle. The strangler vine then grew along the oblique angle of the leaning tree, dangling 15 metres to the ground to create the curtain affect
Lake Eacham & Lake Barrine
Lake Eacham (Yidyam) and the nearby Lake Barrine, were formed approximately 12,000 years ago by molten magma. Magma from the center of the earth rose to the surface and heated the water table. The steam that resulted from the boiling water was trapped underground, until massive explosions signalled its release. Huge cracks appeared in the ground and the trees that once lathed the mountainside were levelled and burnt. Eventually, over hundreds of years, water filled the craters and the trees grew back, creating the tranquil lake used today by families and tourists for recreation. There are no streams that flow into or out the lake, water is only lost through soakage and evaporation and only replenished through rainfall, the level can fluctuate up to 4 metres between wet and dry seasons