Top 10 Things to Do Around Mareeba

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Welcome to Birds Heaven Mareeba, your perfect holiday retreat nestled in the heart of nature’s paradise. Whether you’re staying in one of our cozy rental accommodations or just visiting the area, Mareeba offers a plethora of exciting activities and breathtaking sights. Here are the top 10 things you absolutely must do around Mareeba to make your stay unforgettable!

1. Emerald Falls

Kickstart your adventure with a visit to the stunning Emerald Falls. A short drive will lead you to this hidden gem, where crystal-clear waters cascade into a serene pool. Perfect for a refreshing swim or a picturesque picnic, Emerald Falls is nature’s own playground. Don’t forget your camera; the falls are a sight to behold.

2. Davies Creek

Next, head over to Davies Creek. This spot is ideal for those who love the outdoors. With its lush greenery, tranquil streams, and scenic waterfalls, Davies Creek is a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. The best times to visit are early morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday heat. Pack a picnic and enjoy the serene surroundings.

3. Davies Creek Mountain Bike Trail

For the thrill-seekers, the Davies Creek Mountain Bike Trail offers an exhilarating ride through rugged terrains and dense forests. Whether you’re a seasoned biker or a beginner, the trail provides various routes to suit your skill level. Strap on your helmet and enjoy the ride, but remember to bring plenty of water and a map of the trails.

4. Granite Gorge

Granite Gorge is a unique destination where you can get up close and personal with rock wallabies. Climb over ancient granite boulders, explore hidden caves, and soak in the panoramic views. It’s an adventure that’s fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring sturdy shoes and snacks for the wallabies! (15$ entry fee applied)

5. Mareeba Wetlands

Birdwatchers and nature lovers, rejoice! The Mareeba Wetlands is a sanctuary brimming with wildlife and exotic bird species. Take a guided boat tour to fully appreciate the rich biodiversity and serene beauty of this unique ecosystem. The best times for birdwatching are early mornings and late afternoons. Bring your binoculars and enjoy the tranquility.

6. Hot Air Ballooning

Experience Mareeba from a whole new perspective with a hot air balloon ride. As you float gently above the landscape at sunrise, you’ll witness breathtaking views of the Atherton Tablelands. It’s a magical experience that promises memories to last a lifetime. Book your ride in advance and dress in layers to stay comfortable.

7. Experience Mareeba Grown Coffee at Skybury Coffee Plantation and Mareeba Coffee Works

Coffee aficionados will love a visit to Skybury Coffee Plantation and Mareeba Coffee Works. Learn about the coffee-making process, from bean to cup, and enjoy tasting some of the best locally-grown coffee. It’s the perfect way to energize your day. Tours are available, so check their schedules and book ahead.

8. Mareeba Drive-In Cinema

Take a nostalgic trip back in time at the Mareeba Drive-In Cinema. Enjoy the latest movies from the comfort of your car, under the starry sky. It’s a fun and unique experience for couples, families, and friends alike. Arrive early to get a good spot and bring some cozy blankets and snacks.

9. Mareeba Heritage Museum

Dive into the rich history of Mareeba at the Heritage Museum. Discover fascinating exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of the region’s past. It’s an educational and enjoyable outing for all ages. The museum has specific hours of operation, so check ahead and make the most of your visit by exploring all the exhibits.

10. Lake Tinaroo

Conclude your Mareeba at Lake Tinaroo is a very popular spot for swimmers, skiers, walkers, fishing (permit required), red clawing, ideal for picnics with barbecues available and has five camping areas located around the back of the dam in the Danbulla State Forest.

Get to Lake Tinaroo through an easy 30minutes drive Atherton way or adventure with a 4×4 through Danbulla National Park via 28km of unsealed forest drive through plantations of pine and eucalypt trees, as well as rainforest with lovely views of the lake driving along Tinaroo Ck Road behind our property.

Enthusiasts in sailing, skiing, swimming, fishing, red clawing, bird watching, walking, are all attracted to this town.


Mareeba is a treasure trove of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural experiences. From the serene Emerald Falls to the exhilarating mountain bike trails, and from the tranquil wetlands to the nostalgic drive-in cinema, there’s something for everyone. At the end of each exciting day, Birds Heaven Mareeba provides the perfect place to relax and recharge. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you create unforgettable memories in this beautiful region.

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