Tolga is within approximately eight kilometres from Atherton, travelling through the rainforest canopied Kennedy Highway. Tolga presents a quaint little town with good examples of early Queensland architecture.

A centre strip in the main street features a towering fig tree and heritage and timber display consisting of seven carved poles, much like totem poles. These showcase in creative carving, aspects of the Atherton Tableland’s rich heritage including Aboriginal culture, animals plants and threats to the rainforest habitat.

With its range of accommodation from caravan parks, motels to five star retreat, and displays of art work by local people it is an interesting little township.

Close by is Rocky Creek Memorial Park, which is dedicated to the thousands of soldiers who were stationed in this area during World War Two. With its many plaques on display, it is a popular stop-over for many.

Quick Facts

Tolga is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Atherton Tablelands  in Queensland, it is located approximately 1377kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 85.415 square kilometres. Tolga has a recorded population of 2718 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to Tolga 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 Tolga and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.