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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 Trails (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.

Exhibits in the Nganyaji Interpretive Centre

 

August 9th 2014 saw the opening of Ravenshoe Heritage Gallery by TRC Mayor Cr Rosa Lee Long. The first exhibiton features a photographic look at the main street of Ravenshoe - Grigg Street. The Gallery is also open seven days a week and entry is free, donations are accepted. It is planned to rotate the photographic exhibiton in March - April each year.

 The Historic Railway is closed while the volunteers work to make it bigger and better, more info click RavRail

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Organised by the Ravenshoe Chamber of Commerce, the town's power poles have been painted by local artists and feature cassowaries,  other wild life and intriguing designs, they are an added attraction to the streetscape a must see for our visitors.
 
 
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" 
Winner 2012
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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.

FACILITIES 

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, home decor, 2 tyre services, four petrol stations, two banks, two motor mechanics, small engine mechanic, one hair and beauty salon, library service, three cafes and a roadhouse, two real estate agents, three internet access points - see the Business Listing.

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.

Unique AccommodationWaterfalls

Bed and Breakfasts

Little Millstream Falls

Caravan Parks

Millstream Falls (pictured)

S/C Holiday Cottages

Pepina Falls

Motels

Souita Falls
Hotels  MacKenzie Falls
 All Accommodation

Tully Gorge (Waterfall after cyclones only)

    
 
Wild LifeMisty Mountains Trails

Bird Watching 340 species

Koolmoon Creek

Platypus

Walters Waterhole
BandicootsRhyolite Pinnacle
Possums - 12 speciesDjilgarrin Track
Kangaroos - 8 speciesCannabullen Creek
WallabysCardwell Range
Lumholtz Tree KangaroosBally Knob
 Wabunga Wayemba (Charmillan Creek)
   
 

Other attractions                                                                       Drives and nearby towns

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 Koombooloombafrom 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.

ABN 77 642 342 175

  

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