The Yungaburra Hotel, also known as the Lake Eacham Hotel, is the pride of the Atherton Tablelands, attracting visitors with its Federation architecture and displays of historic photographs of the area’s early saw milling days.
The Yungaburra Hotel is the second largest timber hotel in the southern hemisphere, and was built in 1910 by Henry Williams when the railway came to town and immediately became the hub of the region. It was extended in art deco style in 1926 to cater for the extra business coming from the opening of the Gillies Highway, and stayed in the Williams/Kehoe family into the early 1970s. The hotel, half of which was taken over by the military during the war, had a reputation for its lively New Year’s Eve parties and many residents of the Tablelands have been married here.
Visitors and hotel guests marvel at the timber facade and interior with cedar and oak throughout and these local timbers make for an attractive and durable structure. Be assured no cyclone could ever harm the Yungaburra Hotel!
The hotel boasts two bars, one of the Tableland's busiest restaurants, private function rooms, and an enchanting garden. While we have had rooms available in the past, we do not currently offer accommodation at the Hotel.
The hotel is especially popular with families and couples who come up from the coast for a night or more to cool down and relax. At 720m above sea level the climate is mild and refreshing. And there is so much to do right on our doorstep including the charming and historic Yungaburra Village, The Avenue of Honour, Lake Tinaroo and Lake Eacham.
We look forward to welcoming you to our piece of paradise here in Yungaburra, on the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland, Australia.