Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Malanda & Around

Malanda Dairy Centre

This welcoming spot is a great place to have a break from your Tablelands travels; have a browse around the Mabi Gallery (featuring photos and artworks by talented locals) and the quaint, kid-pleasing museum that hi…
National Park in Malanda & Around

Mt Hypipamee National Park

This park's eponymous main attraction – the eerie (but oh-so-fun to pronounce) Mt Hypipamee Crater – is an unplumbed volcanic pipe more than 80m deep; the granite walls that plunge to its mossy waters fall a sheer 1…
Nature Reserve in Malanda & Around

Australian Platypus Park & Tarzali Lakes

If you don't have the time to spend hours sitting quietly beside a stream, this family friendly place offers your best chance to spot a platypus; its pond is teeming with the shy creatures. Afterwards, try your luck…
Cafe in Malanda & Around

Closet Hippy

Judging by the crystals, batik sarongs and organic delights on offer here, the owners of this little place have long come out of the closet; it's as hippy as all get-out. Pop in for a gluten- or dairy-free treat or …
Waterfall in Malanda & Around

Malanda Falls

Spread your towel at the shady, croc-free Malanda Falls, which have been tamed into a kind of public swimming pool. The falls don't fall as dramatically as others nearby, but it's a great spot for a cooling dip and …
Pub Food in Malanda & Around

Malanda Pub

Drop in for a countery (that's Far North Queensland–speak for 'counter meal') at what's reputed to be the largest timber pub in the country.
Market in Malanda & Around

Malanda Markets

Head to these monthly markets and pick up local produce, arts, crafts and all manner of country-style curios.