4 April, 2023
Yungaburra heritage walk unveiled
A NEW heritage walk which follows along the same path as an original bicentennial walk in Yungaburra has been officially unveiled recently.
The Allumbah Heritage Walk takes people on a journey around the original township of Allumbah which was moved in 1910 and renamed Yungaburra.
The 4.3km track begins near the Saint Patrick Catholic Church and will take roughly two hours to complete however there are shorter walking options available along the trail, the walk is also family and pet friendly.
It contains 17 signs with QR codes that when scanned, bring up information surrounding the historical and cultural significance of the different points of interest.
The walk was opened by the Yungaburra Landcare Group who have been instrumental in the walk’s progress as well as a member of the local Dulgubarra Yidinji people.
Local resident Paul Burnell was the main driving force behind the new walk and was pleased to see the community project come to fruition.
Not only does the walk explore Yungaburra’s natural beauty with its flora and fauna, it also explores the Indigenous history and early European settlement.
“This is a heritage and history walk that also takes in the natural beauty of the area,” Mr Burnell said.
A colourful and informative brochure, with a letter from Tablelands Regional Councillor David Clifton has been delivered to homes in and around the Yungaburra and Tinaburra areas.
The brochure contains information about the walk, the different signs and their locations on a map, there is also a QR code which brings people to the Tablelands Regional Council website with additional details about the walk.
The brochure is also available from Tableland Visitor Information Centres as well as local motels.
The walk will also be added to the large map that visitors frequently view in the centre of Yungaburra.
Landcare would like to express their gratitude to the local community for their support and in addition to Tonkin Steel in Tolga and Bunnings in Atherton for their generous supply of materials that has made this community project possible.
For more information about the walk head to www.trc.qld.gov.au/explore/allumbah-heritage-walk