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2472 Mossman-Mount Molloy Rd, Julatten, Queensland 4871 Australia
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#2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Julatten
Sweetwater Lodge, a unique tropical Australian holiday retreat for couples. This private luxury retreat is situated in the Cairns Highlands/Port Douglas Hinterland/northern Atherton Tablelands, in the cool tropical climate of Julatten surrounded by a stunning mountain range. Sweetwater offers outstanding personal service, high quality accommodation with absolute attention to detail. Property features include a private rainforest walk, swimming holes, an abundance of native wildlife including the elusive platypus, together with extensive birdlife. Other popular features include an indoor/outdoor shower, spa bath, al fresco kitchen and our bush bbq facility, the "Platypus Hut", on the edge of the creek. In addition to the lodges we also offer a luxurious glamping experience in our full sized hand crafted Gypsy Wagon (queen bed w/ en-suite toilet) together with adjoining undercover area incorporating camp kitchen, lounge, hammock, fireplace with bbq, and a hot shower under the stars!
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Aaron M wrote a review Sep 2020
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions5 helpful votes
We LOVED this place! The gypsy wagon at Sweetwater lodge was the perfect sojourn into liminality. We felt so well looked after in this utopic escape from the real world. The owners of the property managed to achieve a great balance between being available for assistance if we needed anything and staying out of our way to create a feeling of peace and isolation. There were so many highlights to this trip in Julatten, everyone should experience the throwback to gypsy life as a great reset in their life <3
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Date of stay: September 2020
miss_salad wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the sweetwater gypsy wagon for 2 nights. The wagon is so beautifully crafted and well thought out. The owners are very accommodating and easy to communicate with. There is an outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with everything you need, and a fire pit with wood provided. The bed is comfey and has good quality linen. The property is amazing! - there is a nice easy walking track, and a creek with a sitting area where you can look for platypus! Or just enjoy the view. If you are looking for somewhere to switch off and Just relax, then this is the place. Thanks Glen and Wendy for a wonderful stay 💚
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DeepNorth wrote a review Jul 2020
Australia61 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed overnight in the Gypsy wagon before birdwatching at Mt Lewis. The wagon is absolutely gorgeous. So well made and beautifully stocked. Loved the outdoor shower and eating area. A beautiful spot. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Leanne Wicker wrote a review Nov 2019
Healesville, Australia5 contributions
We stayed here for three nights, and loved every minute of our stay. The lodges are immaculate, and designed to make the most of the beautiful environment they are in. On the host’s recommendation we stocked up on food for our first night and enjoyed a really lovely sunset BBQ on the balcony of our lodge. There are also two great pubs close by for dinner if you prefer - the Highlander Tavern at Julatten has a more modern, open feel while the National at Mt Molloy is a great, traditional Aussie pub. We ate at both, and loved them both for their different atmospheres. The walks around the Sweetwater lodges are beautiful and well marked, and we saw lots of amazing wildlife - including a Green ringtail possum during daylight hours. If you are a birder, which my husband is, you will love it, plenty of local endemic species are there on the property. The shed at the platypus waterhole is a great place to take a drink and enjoy the late afternoon breeze. We would love to come back, and might try glamping at the gypsy caravan next time!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sweetwaterlodge, Owner at Sweetwater Lodge
Responded 21 Nov 2019
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Marco Reijne wrote a review Oct 2019
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We spend three nights in a lodge at Sweetwater, and our stay was really nice and special. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful nature and you have a lot of privacy. Glenn and Wendy (the hosts) have a large property and are actively restoring and extending the rainforest. We really enjoyed the rainforest walk on the property to the beautiful creek, with clear water, butterflies and many spots to swim. At the side of a small pond, in which a platypus resides, there is a great place to relax on the lounge chairs, read a book, cook and wait for the platypus to show. The lodge has beautiful views on the trees and it is very easy to spot birds. The lodge has been decorated with pretty, high quality wooden furniture. The outdoor kitchen is good and well equipped and the verandah is a nice place for having breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner, while watching birds. The lodge and property are so nice there is no need to leave it (even though there are many beautiful national parks to visit nearby) :) Glenn and Wendy are great hosts and very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Sweetwaterlodge, Owner at Sweetwater Lodge
Responded 14 Oct 2019
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the peace and tranquility. It's lovely that you embraced the property and what we have on offer here. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sweetwater Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sweetwater Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Opalbar (4.9 km), Mount Lewis National Park (6.0 km), and Abattoir Swamp Environmental Park (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sweetwater Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Sweetwater Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sweetwater Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sweetwater Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include National Hotel, The Highlander Tavern, and Mount Molloy Cafe & Take-Away.