At 930 mtres Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland. Ravenshoe is also a town that is on Highway One, and is also on the Savannah Route that joins Cairns and Broom.
Ravenshoe is another of that town that owes its beginning to mining activities in the area.
Ravenshoe was founded in 1881 by John Moffat as a timber town, after the discovery of a vast amount of cedar trees by William Mazlin. It was needed to provide for the growing population in the area at the time due to the tin rush in Herberton. The city of Cairns was originally founded because the tableland was so prosperous at the time it needed a port from which to export tin and hemp. Ravenshoe's first saw mill was built in 1899.
A visit to the falls and refreshment at the Hotel Tully Falls determine a stopover at Ravenshoe.