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Cairns Highlands/Atherton Tablelands/Misty Mountains Accommodation

Chambers Rainforest Lodge, Lake Eacham :



Phone/Fax: +61 7 4095 3754

Comfortable self-contained cabins situated in upland rainforest adjoining Crater Lakes National Park and within a short rainforest walk of Lake Eacham. The lodge provides opportunities for viewing many species of animals at close quarters and is also centrally located to all the major wildlife habitats on the Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highlands. Wildlife resident around the lodge includes Red-legged Pademelons, Musky Rat-kangaroos, Coppery Brush-tailed, Green Ringtail and Striped Possums, Sugar Gliders, Brush Turkeys, Victoria’s Riflebirds, Spotted Catbirds, Tooth-billed Bowerbirds, fruit pigeons, King Parrots, Boyd’s Forest and Eastern Water Dragons and an occasional Platypus etc.

Mt.Quincan Crater Retreat near Yungaburra :



Phone/Fax: (07) 4095 2255

Fully self-contained, 5 star luxury tree houses for couples. The pole cabins are situated in upland rainforest on the rim of an extinct volcano affording spectacular views of either the surrounding tablelands or the crater itself. Wildlife seen around the cabins include Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroo, Green and Coppery Brushtail Possums, bandicoots and many bird species.

The Pond Cottage near Ravenshoe/Misty Mountains:



Phone: +61 7 4097 7189

Fax : +61 7 4097 7585

Very private self-contained accommodation overlooking a Platypus pond in the heart of the Misty Mountains. Situated at 3,000 feet elevation the open-plan accommodation has a wood burning stove and heated spa pool. Wildlife includes Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroo, 12 species of possums, Platypus and abundant bird life.

Bed and Breakfast North Queensland:

Ravenshoe Visitors Centre:

The Ravenshoe region offers the visitor an unparalleled opportunity to explore one of the most biologically diverse regions within Australia.  Strategically situated between rainforest clad Misty Mountains, wet sclerophyll forests and dry sclerophyll woodlands of the Gulf Savannah, this region is especially rich in wildlife.  Over 300 species of birds, Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, 12 species of possums and 12 species of kangaroos can be found within a 35-kilometre radius from the town of Ravenshoe.  


Daintree Valley Haven:



Phone: (07) 4098 6206 Fax: (07) 4098 6106

Comfortable self-contained, air-conditioned B&B bungalows overlooking a rainforest lagoon. The bungalows are a ten-minute scenic drive from Daintree Village along Stewart Creek road. The secluded 30-acre rainforest property supports a resident population of Northern Swamp Wallabies, Striped Possums, bandicoots, Lovely Fairy-wrens, Little Kingfishers, Yellow Orioles, Double-eyed Fig-parrots as well as seasonal Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfishers, Black Bitterns and waterbirds and the occasional Platypus.

Daintree River Tours

Daintree River Wild Watch (Bird Watching and Wildlife Tours)



Phone: (07) 4098 7068

Mobile: 0447 734 933

Early morning and late afternoon Bird Watching and Wildlife Tours on the Daintree River. Departs from Daintree Village wharf  with a maximum of 8 people. High-backed, swivel seats make Ian (Sauce) Worcester's boat a very comfortable and an ideal vessel for birding, photography, viewing wildlife and riparian habitats and, in season, epiphitic orchids. Possible species which may be encountered include Great-billed Heron, Black Bittern, Nankeen and Striated Herons, Black-necked Stork, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Mangrove Robin, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Koel, Gould's Bronze-cuckoo, Shinning Flycatcher, White-eared Monarch, Large-billed Gerygone, Little, Azure, Sacred and Forest Kingfishers, Papuan Frogmouth, Pacific Baza, Grey Goshawk, Osprey, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Eastern Water Dragon, Amethystine Python, Common Tree-snake, Estuarine Crocodile, Striped Possum and flying foxes.

Lamington National Park/Canungra Gorge

Bowerbird Guest House



Phone/Fax: +61 7 5544 0650

Mobile: 0428 447581

A very comfortable fully self-contained 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house perched on the edge of the spectacular Canungra Gorge. Breathtaking views of Lamington National Park, the Valley of the Pines, Mt:Merino and Mt:Wanungara and across to Binna Burra.

O’Reillys is a ten minute drive away. Wildlife is abundant and often very visible from the deck and includes Red-necked Pademelons, Mountain Brushtail and Common Ringtail Possums, Regent and Satin Bowerbirds, King Parrots, Crimson Rosellas, Rainbow Lorrikeets, Wonga Pigeons, Yellow-tailed and Glossy Black-cockatoos, Grey Goshawk, Peregrine Falcon, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Pied Currawong and Land Mullet.