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2472 Mossman-Mount Molloy Rd, Julatten, Queensland 4871 Australia
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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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N T wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia52 contributions50 helpful votes
Beautiful Property to stay at when exploring the Port Douglas area. We stayed for 6 nights in one of the Lodges. Saw the resident Platypus a couple of times and explored the Rainforest and Waterholes on the property. We also explored the Daintree and Port Douglas area from here. Wendy and Glenn are excellent hosts, always just a txt message away, if needed, and very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Wendy Cambage, Owner at Sweetwater Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2022
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to be able to welcome you back again one day.
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Derek L wrote a review July 2021
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions8 helpful votes
Without a doubt, one of the best stays in the region ( really, one of the best anywhere ) The lodge is beautifully designed and appointed, with the highest quality original bespoke furnishings, extremely comfortable king bed, quality linen. The wonderful shower space is 4sqm, along with large well appointed bathroom with views. The undercover kitchen on the deck has everything you need for self catering including a baby webber, hot plates, all utensils, crockery, glasses, even a sharp cooking knife ( a big plus ). One feels like being one is in the wilderness, the stunning mountain views, beautiful trees all round, with plenty of well maintained open spaces around the lodge. The tranquil platypus mountain water creek with natural rock pool was divine to swim in, even in July. Waking up to the sounds of singing birds at sunrise was absolutely memorable. Highly suggest book Sweetwater as part of your Cairns/Port Douglas trip. Far North Queensland is not just about the water and the reef. The tablelands are beautiful to visit. Being only 25 Minutes from PD, you will be a world away in nature. Tip - stay at least 2/3 nights, to soak up nature, swimming ( with a bush hut cooking area ), the walks and the relaxing lodge. (Mt Molley Pub 10min away) In every sense, a very unique stay that I suggest should be part our everyones "eco-experience" when travelling to FNQ. Derek and Paul, Melbourne
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Date of stay: July 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Wendy Cambage, Owner at Sweetwater Lodge
Responded 3 Aug 2021
Hi Derek and Paul, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and very much appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. We love sharing Sweetwater with all our guests, it is a special space and you make it all worthwhile. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope to see you again one day if you visit the north again. All the best. Wendy and Glenn
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Eclipse1111 wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved staying in this peaceful beautiful location. Hosts were extremely helpful ensuring we had all we needed and organizing a great birding tour for us. The lodge was spotlessly clean and well appointed and outside kitchen was fun. We would definitely stay here again. Heather & Peter
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Date of stay: May 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Wendy Cambage, Owner at Sweetwater Lodge
Responded 12 May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Anna H wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia11 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights in one of the 2 lodges and feel like we’ve been on holidays for weeks. So peaceful and beautiful around the cabin, and everything you could want inside. Very comfortable bed, lovely bathroom, al fresco kitchen very cleverly designed for eating surrounded by the bush. We drove down to Davies creek road (1 hour) to do the kahlpahlim rock circuit hike for one day, lovely drive and excellent slightly challenging walk which took a us just over 5 hours. Wendy and Glenn were fabulously attentive hosts, checking in on us early, lending us a birding book and available for all our needs. We were thrilled to spot the blue faced parrot finch on several occasions around the lodge, plus many other wonderful birds. Thanks
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Date of stay: May 2021
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Wendy Cambage, Owner at Sweetwater Lodge
Responded 12 May 2021
So good to hear that you feel so rested after your stay at Sweetwater. We love sharing our little slice of paradise. The area is stunning and you are certainly exploring the best it has to offer. Do hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the north and that you will return again one day. All the best to you both and thank you for taking time to share your experience here.
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lgvicki wrote a review May 2021
Townsville, Australia52 contributions21 helpful votes
We had 5 nights here. There are 2 self contained cabins with alfresco kitchen and open air shower and a Glamping Gypsy Wagon. We stayed in a cabin with breakfast included. This included a daily delivery pf a fresh fruit platter every evening. The bed was very comfortable and the cabins had lots of thoughtful touches. There was a good selection of pantry basics supplied including olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper and plain flour, coffee plunger and a variety of teas. The kitchen is outside on the sheltered deck and has a cooktop, microwave oven and small gas weber barbeque. The property is about 5 mins outside of Mt Molloy which has a nice pub with beer garden serving basic pub meals. Nearest groceries are Mareeba or Port Douglas. We had a package that included a full day birdwatching. There were multitudes of birds around the lodge including blue faced parrrot finches, red browed finches, lovely fairy wrens, red backed fairy wrensl, various honey eatera fig birds, kookaburras, kingfishers all viewed from our deck. There is a waterhole on the property suitable for a quick (chilly) dip that is apparently occupied by a platypus though we weren't fortunate enough to see it. There is a hut by the water hole with tables and chairs, perfect for sundowners. There is also a rainforest walk up a gentle slope to a small weir. The walk follows and crosses a burbling creek. Wendy and Glenn were welcoming with lots of good advice about local attractions. Was very sad to leave as it was a truly beautiful, relaxing stay .
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Response from Wendy Cambage, Owner at Sweetwater Lodge
Responded 4 May 2021
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful bird variety at Sweetwater. Thank you for taking the time to review and we hope to see you again one day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sweetwater Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sweetwater Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mount Lewis National Park (6.0 km), Opalbar (4.9 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.