Ravenshoe, the highest town in Queensland at 920 metres, is a lush region of mountain pastures and un-spoiled World Heritage rainforest.
Situated five kilometres from Ravenshoe you will find windmills that are 45 metres freestanding and twenty of them together is a spectacular sight to behold and feed enough power to into the national grid to power 3,500 homes. In 1987 when World Heritage listing of the Wet Tropics occurred Ravenshoe was a timber town producing beautiful furniture timbers as well as veneers. Today, the town still has two timber mills operating using both plantation pine and hardwoods.
From Ravenshoe, Tully Falls Road leads south and becomes an unsealed road 28 kilometres out. A one kilometre drive takes you to the Tully Gorge (275 metres) lookout where the Tully Falls can be seen after heavy rain. Returning to Ravenshoe, visit Little Millstream Falls 1.25 kilometres along Wooroora road. From the Kennedy Highway head west for 3 kilometres to the turn off to the spectacular Millstream Falls, the widest waterfalls in Australia.
Access to the viewing area is via a 1 kilometre gravelled drive with caravan turning space, and a short walking track. Continue on to Innot Hot Springs for a dip in the warm mineral waters.
Distance from Cairns is 147 kilometres.
Ravenshoe is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Atherton Tablelands in Queensland, it is located approximately 1341kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 139.149 square kilometers. Ravenshoe has a recorded population of 1400 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Ravenshoe we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Ravenshoe and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.