RAVENSHOE

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.

As stated Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland, with Queensland's highest pub "The Top Pub" and highest railway station.

It also has the Millstream Falls, the widest waterfall in Australia.

Ravenshoe also has the ‘Club’ Hotel.

The War Memorial is located near the Hotel.

The Ravenshoe Churches are on the Eastern approach to the town.

A visit to the falls and refreshment at the Hotel Tully Falls determine a stopover at Ravenshoe.

Diary notes

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course