Operated wholly by volunteers since it opened in June 1996 Ravenshoe Visitor Centre is proud to serve the community of Ravenshoe, Queensland, "Centre of the Universe" the friendly town located at the top of the Atherton Tableland. Located 920 metres above sea level the township is surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest and is the highest point of the Misty Mountains Wilderness Tracks (Walking Tracks). Also known as the Cairns Highlands this area boasts wildlife, birds and attractions found no where else in Tropical North Queensland.
Added to the centre in 2002 the Nganyaji Interpretive Centre, which explains many aspects of the culture of the local indigenous people the Jirrbal. The museum is open seven days a week and entry is free.
August 9th 2014 saw the opening of Ravenshoe Heritage Gallery the Gallery is also open seven days a week and entry is free, donations are accepted. It is planned to rotate the photographic exhibition in March - April each year. The current exhibiton features the early days of the Timber Industry.
The Historic Railway is closed while the volunteers work to make it bigger and better, the van park remains open, more info click RavRail
Organised by the Chamber of Commerce, the towns power poles have been individually painted by local artists with many interesting designs and examples of local wild life and birds, well worth a look.
Ravenshoe Visitor Centre won the Tourism Tropical North Queensland 2012 award sponsored by the Hilton Cairns for "Outstanding Contribution by a volunteer or volunteer group"
We have a vacancy available for a reliable volunteer - Contact Adrian de Leeuw at the Centre on ph 40977700 or drop in on Saturday afternoon.
Ravenshoe facilities include, besides the art gallery featuring works by Winsome Board, three B&Bs, two pubs, two motels, two supermarkets, a butcher, a baker, a pharmacy (last one until Cloncurry to our west), two medical centres, post office, electrical retail, 2 tyre services, four petrol stations, two banks, motor mechanic, small engine mechanic, one hair and beauty salon, haircuts, library service, two cafes and a roadhouse, two real estate agents, three internet access points - see the Business Listing.
Free WiFi at the Ravenshoe Library Tuesday to Saturday morning and free WiFi at our Visitor Centre seven days a week, see the staff for the password.
The Ravenshoe black water dump is easy to find - follow the signs on Ascham Street.
To use the Local Business, Community or Services Guide, look for the type of business, service or trade.
Bed and Breakfasts
|Little Millstream Falls|
|Millstream Falls (pictured)|
S/C Holiday Cottages
|Hotels|| ||MacKenzie Falls|
| All Accommodation|
Tully Gorge (Waterfall after cyclones only)
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|Wild Life||Misty Mountains Trails|
Bird Watching 340 species
|Possums - 12 species||Djilgarrin Track|
|Kangaroos - 8 species||Cannabullen Creek|
|Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos||Bally Knob|
| ||Wabunga Wayemba (Charmillan Creek)|
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|Ravenshoe Railway - Heritage Steam Train|
Innot Hot Springs - Mt Garnet - Undara Lava Tubes
|Torimba Festival of the Forest|
Tumoulin - Herberton -Atherton
|Nganyaji Interpretive Centre||Millaa Millaa - Malanda|
|Art Gallery||Great Tropical Drive|
|Craft Studio ||Savannah Way - Cairns to Broome|
|Lake Koombooloomba – from the Jirrbal language group derived from ‘koomba’, |
old woman, and ‘loomba’, other woman’s place and refers to a secret place where women met.
Great Inland Way - Hebel to Cairns
| ||Windy Hill Wind Farm|| || |
| ||The Crater at Mt Hypipamee National Park|| || |
You will find
Ravenshoe Visitor Centre at
24 Moore St, Ravenshoe 4888
Lat 17.61 Long 145.48
Open 9 am to 4 pm in October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May.
Open 9 am to 5 pm June, July, August and September.