The Cairns Highlands / Atherton Tableland offers
a variety of accommodation, from small bed and breakfast lodges to motels
to wilderness lodges hidden away in the rainforest. Large hotels and
resorts are not found here, all accommodation is on a small scale. Camping
can be done here too but bear in mind that due to higher elevation than
the coast the nights can get a bit cool here. Many accommodation places
here cater for this by making fire places and spas a standard feature
in the rooms.
Our personal favorite place in the Atherton Tablelands is
Chambers Wildlife Lodge, located near Lake Eecham, only a short drive
The lodge is a low key place with only 11 rooms, which are very comfortable
and well equipped with kitchen, fireplace and a television that has one
channel devoted to a camera that is pointed at the trees where the sugar
gliders come to feed at night. We also found the owner very knowledgable
and helpful and he arranged a tour for us with Alan who took us out night
spotting for possums and tree kangaroos. Red legged pademelons (a type
of small kangaroo) hop around on the lawns at night and birds of all sorts
visited our verandah during our stay.
The lodge is also not far from Yungaburra where you can find restaurants
and a supermarket for your other needs.
A sugar glider
A spotted cat bird on our verandah
The location of the lodge
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