Forest Retreat for birdwatchers and nature lovers
The modern self-contained cabin (with en-suite and well-equipped kitchen) with its own private veranda, is laid out for 1 or 2 guests. It is located in the midst of our 14 ha (35 acres) forest property, and is the ONLY guest accommodation, set well apart from the main house, thus ensuring your privacy and undisturbed viewing of birds and other wildlife.
Being close to the end of a No Through Road and adjoining Mt.Hypipamee and Herberton Range National Parks, you can really get away from man-made noises and distractions. And all of this only 20 minutes away from Atherton, with a sealed road right to our gate!
Our property is in the ecotone between rainforest and tall Eucalypt forest at 1000 metres elevation (cool nights even in summer!), and supports an abundance of wildlife: more than 110 species of birds (12 of 13 endemics) on our property alone, e.g.: Grey Goshawk, Superb Fruit-dove, King Parrot, Mountain Thornbill, Bridled and Scarlet Honeyeaters, Crested Shrike-tit, Boatbill, Victoria’s Riflebird, Satin Bowerbird, many more in the surrounding areas,
Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroos and many other mammals (at least 10 species of possums).
Leaf-tailed Geckoes and Boyd’s Forest Dragons are numerous, so are frogs, butterflies, moths and much more.
For species lists please visit our web site!
Guests are welcome to go spotlighting on our property.
Free WiFi and a comprehensive selection of nature reference books, field guides, science books and novels in the cabin..
There are several kilometres of established walking tracks on our property, including a self-guided botanical walk, and maps are being provided.
We are happy to assist our guests with information about wildlife on our property and the Atherton Tablelands.
All efforts will be made to respond to your enquiries as soon as possible, however, as we are keen birdwatchers and bushwalkers ourselves, we may, on occasion, take more than 24 hours to do so (we are not avid followers of the so-called social media).
We do maintain a sporadically updated blog regarding our wildlife observations: