Perched 950m above sea level on the southern rim of the Atherton Tableland, Ravenshoe is Queensland’s highest town. It straddles the climatic and geographic zones in which the eastern tropical rainforests merge with eucalypt woodlands.
Ravenshoe is just a few minutes drive from the Tableland’s magic waterfalls, clear crater lakes, environmental parks and other natural wonders.
A 120km drive takes the visitor to the extraordinary tunnel-shaped cavities known as the Undara lava tubes , the most extensive formations of their kind in the world. These unique forms were created eons ago when a violent volcanic eruption sent sheets of molten lava cascading over distances of up to 160km. While the outer layers cooled relatively quickly, the inner streams of lava continued to flow. The lava eventually drained leaving the 'tunnels' intact.
From Ravenshoe you can check out the stone fireplaces built in the nearby bush by World War II Diggers, take a swim at Millstream Falls followed by a picnic beside the river or take the road overlooking the Tully Gorge to Koombooloomba Dam for a spot of fishing.