Ravenshow is situated in the North East Queensland Tablelands region,  approximately 50km south of Atherton and 145 km south-west of Cairns  and is actually the highest town in Queensland, approximately 930 metres above sea level. Situated amongst heritage protected rainforests, Ravenshoe main industries are logging ( plantations), dairy and potato farming.

Population: 1,000

Fruit Picking Work

January – December Bananas
February – June Avocados
March – July Custard apples
September – December Potatoes

Similar to that of Atherton. For work prior to arrival try,

Quality Industry Training and Employment
26 Main Street Atherton
Qld 4883
Phone Number 07 4091 5800

Where is Ravenshoe?

Getting There

From Cairns, Ravenshoe can be accessed via the Gilles, Kennedy or Palmerston and Bruce Highway. The journey should take just over two hours. Kerry’s bus service operates from Atherton to Ravenshoe and Trans north bus should be able to get you from Cairns to Atherton.

For further information on the Cairns-Atherton bus service contact Trans North depot directly on (07) 4095 8644.

Accomodation &  Services

Their are several B&B’s , hotels, motel, cottages and caravan parks in Ravenshoe so it shouldn’t be a problem getting accommodation. The nearest airport is Marreeba (83km) for services to the surrounding regions.

Things to do

Ravenshoe is located amongst heritage listed rainforest which is worth a visit and some off road driving. Other activities include, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Golf, Fishing,Canoeing, Camping and bird watching. Very nice part of Australia up north!


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