Purpose designed for comfort in the wilderness, their six luxury timber and glass treehouses are perched high in the rainforest canopy on the banks of the flowing Ithaca River. Positioned for complete privacy each Treehouse has king beds, a double spa, a wood fireplace, fully self-contained kitchen, and a balcony with a barbecue and hammock. All are totally secluded and offer a spectacular retreat from the everyday.In a world of rapidly shrinking ecosystems their protected 100 acres of rare upland complex mesophyll vine forest is part of one of the largest untouched tracts of rainforest on the Cairns Highlands and offers a phenomenally high density of rare and unique wildlife Resident Cassowaries, rare Lumholtzâ€™s Tree Kangaroos and endangered Green Possums call our forest home whilst shy platypus inhabit the river. Pademelon Wallabies abound and Coppery Brushtail Possums will visit your balcony every night, whilst Northern Bandicoots and other marsupials forage on the evening forest floor. Wake to a serenade of birdsong every morning as an ever-changing parade of rainforest birds greet you on your Treehouse balcony, or wander along their many walking tracks and immerse yourself in the grandeur of pristine, old growth, high country rainforest.
Souita Falls are near to Millaa Millaa on Middlebrook Road off the Old Palmerston Highway which once was the road connecting Millaa Millaa and Ravenshoe - the highest town in Queensland, now a scenic route (not suitable for caravans) between the two towns.
The falls run all year but are best seen after the wet season..
Journey with Margo and Peter into their secret 'lost world' nestled in the heart of wet tropical rainforests. Adjacent to Wooroonooran National Park, their valley is abundant with tropical flora and fauna, including the endangered southern cassowary.
Escape the crowd as you are guided through their sustainable bush food orchard in a small personalised group and taste the native fruits, raw and natural as evolution created them. Relax and enjoy a delicious bush tucker morning or afternoon tea while you hear the intriguing stories of the valley's early inhabitants.
Hand made gourmet produce made with Rainforest Heart bush fruits are available for purchase.
Morning and afternoon tour sessions are on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. Rainforest Heart is a working farm and no public access is permitted - bookings are essential at least 24 hours in advance.
The owners offer a personalised experience that caters for a maximum of eleven guests only per tour, ensuring that you are well informed and entertained during your visit....
Nandroya Falls Circuit Track is located within Palmerston (Doongan) Wooroonooran National Park. The Palmerston section of Wooroonooran National Park is included in the traditional lands of the Ma:Mu Aboriginal people. At the heart of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, it is a place of very high biodiversity, due to the high rainfall and fertile soils derived from basalt rocks. The dense rainforest attracts a diverse range of animals. Bright butterflies are commonly encountered and observant visitors may see a platypus swimming in the creek or a musky rat-kangaroo hopping through the forest.
The six kilometre circuit track leaves from the Henrietta Creek camping area. After a short distance the track divides. The left branch leads directly to Nandroya Falls (1.7 kilometres), winding along the upper valley of Douglas Creek, passing the pretty, 10 metre high Silver Creek Falls on the way. The right branch is a longer 3.5 kilometre route to the falls. At Nandroya Falls, Douglas Creek drops in a narrow, uninterrupted, 50 metre fall from a basalt parapet. This walk can be done as a circuit walk, returning by the alternative route, allowing 2-3 hours walking time to complete this track of a moderate grade....
Pepina Falls are best viewed in the time just after the "Green Season". The "Green Season" sometimes known as the wet season runs from January to the end of April most years.
Located in a little seen area off the Old Palmerston Highway (the scenic route between Millaa Millaa and Ravenshoe) on Maalan Road they certainly provide a photographic opportunity....
On a back road through grazing country in far north Queensland, a neatly preserved memorial reminds passers-by of both of heroes and a township from the past. The Evelyn Scrub War Memorial is all that remains of a once bustling farming and timber getting community.
The obelisk topped by a sphere lists the names and fates of 41 men, or 90 per cent of the community's young male population. Nationally, one in five, or 60,000 Australians, died. Evelyn Scrub's plaque notes that one of its dead was of Aboriginal descent.
The loss of manpower to war of such a sizeable proportion of the district's population was the beginning of Evelyn Scrub's descent. Of those who survived, few returned to farm. Drought, a cyclone, another drought and then the Great Depression wiped out the township.
Timber cattle yards provide a backdrop to the memorial on private property on Jonsson Road, off the Tumoulin to Ravenshoe Road in the southern Atherton Tablelands.
A second plaque, dedicated to the pioneers of Evelyn Scrub was added to the memorial in 1983.
A dawn service on ANZAC Day is still held annually at the memorial in commemoration of those who served....
In the rolling green hills of the Southern Atherton Tablelands, 10 minutes from Millaa Millaa Falls, visitors will find Mungalli Creek Dairy, North Queensland's only Biodynamic Farmhouse Cheesery and Cafe. A must for lovers of fine food, all products served are made on premises with their own produce and locally sourced ingredients. Come and enjoy some fresh mountain air and stunning views, as you relax on their cafe verandah which looks out to Mt Bartle Frere - Queensland's Highest Mountain.
Mungalli Creek is a second generation dairy farm, run by Rob and Danny Watson. The Watson family believe that food should be produced as naturally as possible. Their cows and hens graze year round on lush biodynamic mountain pastures which brings a quality that you will taste in everything they make. A wonderful selection of local crafts and regional gourmet products are also available.
Open daily from 10am-4pm, with free tastings of their seasonal cheeses and yoghurt. Travel 10 minutes from Millaa Falls and 20 minutes from the Mamu Canopy Rainforest Skywalk.
Groups/Tours are by advanced booking and showcase how their products are made, the history of the farm and info on biodynamic farming and include a tasting....