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  • Location: Five kilometres out of Atherton. On the old track from Pt. Douglas to Herberton.
  • Population: 821.
  • Elevation: 760M.


  • Tolga was originally called Martintown, but was changed to 'Tolga' ('Red Mud' in Aboriginal Language), when the railway from Mareeba reached the town.
  • It became the main base for Chinese market gardeners.
  • It was also centre of the peanut industry.

Tolga Attractions:

  • The Tolga scrub is a residual of the Tolga area prior to farming. It's lush rainforest is home to may species of birds and wildlife as well as home to the flying foxes.
  • The Humpy has gained a wide reputation with tourists for its exotic fruits. This little fruit and vegetable store situated on the Kennedy Highway just North of the Tolga scrub.
  • The Tolga Peanut factory is worth a visit by those that can't get enough of their Peanuts. The main office sells Peanuts over the counter.
  • Tolga is the home of the well known Tolga Woodworks, a centre with a reputation for high quality workmanship in timbers salvaged from cyclones, bushfire and old age.
  • The Tolga Markets are held on the first Sunday morning of every month at Marrow Park, behind the Peanut Processing Plant.

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
P.O. Box 115, Yungaburra, Tropical North Queensland, Australia 4884
PH & Fax: 07 4095 3754 International: 61 7 4095 3754

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