Atherton Tablelands Eco Friendly Accommodation
Lodges are provided with fresh filtered rain water for drinking and showering—wash your hair and feel the difference—so soft.
All water is used twice
The retreat recycles all waste through a recycling plant which is then reused for watering all the native plants.
All the trees planted on the retreat are natives which provide nectar and seed to attract the birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Trish & Pete Jones wanted to create an environment of pampered luxury surrounded by wilderness and abundant wildlife... how well they have succeeded right down to their luxury spa lodges overlooking the mountains behind Cairns. It is bliss!!
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Star gazing (telescope available on request)
Gaze into the skies and wonder at the marvels and mysteries of the heavens , study the milky way, the other constellations and orbiting satellites , all from the convenience of your deck, as on most nights the sky is crystal clear, free from pollution and the city lights.
Bird Life sighted at the retreat
Blue winged kookaburra, Red winged Black Cockatoo, Majestic wedge tail eagle, Honeyeaters of various varieties, brolgos, Rainbow lorikeet,Pale headed Lorikeet, Scarlet honeyeater, Kingfisher, finches, Bower bird, Curlews, Owls, Pheasants, Rainbow bee eater, Pidgeons, Cuckoo Shrike, Currawong, Top Knot pidgeon, Dollar bird, Spangled drongo… just to name a few.
The Tolga area is renown for being the home of several owl species so can often be sighted at night especially near the entry and siting on the fence along the driveway.
Wildlife at your doorstep
Friendly possums also share our retreat and will often visit the lodges in the evening and appear on the deck.
Mammals that can be seen at the retreat include the Rufous Bettong, Quolls, Bats, Flying fox, Whiptail wallaby, Agile wallaby, Rocky wallaby , and Eastern grey kangaroo.
Feeding of any wild life at our retreat is discouraged as it is upsets the natural environmental balance.