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Our gorgeous historic school of 230 students, is located in the picturesque village of Yungaburra. Yungaburra, which is situated in the historic heart of the Atherton Tablelands (a little more than an hour’s drive south west of Cairns in Far North Queensland), was established in 1890, and is listed by the National Trust of Queensland. Many of the original buildings can still be seen in the quaint village centre.

Our town is not just known for its historical significance. The area is a haven for wildlife. Here you may see platypus, tree kangaroos, wallabies and a large variety of birds. Go on a nice walk along Peterson’s Creek near the town centre and who knows which rare Australian animal you may be lucky enough to see.

The beautiful natural environment that surrounds Yungaburra brings many tourists to our area. People travel from all over the world to see the amazing curtain fig tree or to swim in the beautiful crater lake, Lake Eacham.

The village of Yungaburra is surrounded by countryside which has been influenced and shaped by many, now extinct, volcanoes. The landscape is stunning, with many outstandingly beautiful natural attractions such as the seven sisters – a group of extinct volcanoes – which are clearly visible from our school verandah

The rich volcanic soil of the Atherton Tablelands supports a diversity of agricultural production. Some of the crops that are produced near Yungaburra include: sugar cane, potatoes, peanuts, dairy, corn, avocados and macadamia nuts.

Only just recently a very important monument to the soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan was opened in our community. The then Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited Yungaburra to officially open the Avenue of Honour which pays tribute to the 40 Australian servicemen who have lost their lives during service to our country.

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Last reviewed 20 February 2020
Last updated 20 February 2020