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A home for those who roam... Well presented, excellent value-for-money and warmly welcoming. On the Wallaby lodge is nestled in the hills of the beautiful Atherton Tablelands (1hr from Cairns) and is everything you've ever wanted or imagined budget accommodation to be. Campers and vans also welcome! On the Wallaby Eco Lodge also specialises in catering for special interest and study groups. Tours include- Free guided platypus spotting , Wildlife Canoeing, Night Canoeing and Mountain Biking.
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Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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I had a brilliant stay at the lodge! The staff were so welcoming and so friendly and the food was delicious and they cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. We even got to see some platypus on a walk close to the lodge. Very homely vibe and I would definitely stay again! T
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Response from Onthewallaby575, Lodge Assistant at On the Wallaby Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Rebecca. Thanks so much for your review...it was lovely having you stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime...for a little longer next time. Safe travels.
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What a great place!!
These guys know how to live a sustainable life and invite you to learn about eco living within a friendly and homely environment!
Solar power - veggie garden - rain water usage - love it!!!!

Their NIGHT CANOEING is also worth doing and lots of fun! :-)
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Response from Onthewallaby575, Lodge assistant at On the Wallaby Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi guys, Thanks so much for your review....it means a lot as it has been quite a job to gain the ECO certification that we now can proudly boast. We hope that if our guests can take away with them even one little tip to reduce their impact on the environment, then we are happy. The night canoe sure is special...being under the stars surrounded by nature is a beautiful way to spend the evening. Hope to see you back sometime. :)
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Nice homely hostel, welcoming host & yummy bbq dinner. The bed in the private room might need a little oiling though! Did the night canoe tour which was really cool. Our guide was adept at spotting & identifying wildlife & although not much was out on our night, we did see a tree
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Response from Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge
Responded 11 Nov. 2018
Hi and thank you for your constructive feedback. We will get onto tightening those bed screws asap!! ;o) It's great to hear you saw a Tree Kangaroo and enjoyed the hospitality and BBQ dinner!! Also our apologies with regards to the night canoeing guide. He may not have been aware of how he was coming across and this will certainly be getting addressed and improved upon. Thank you again for your constructive feedback and we wish you all the very best on your future travels. Warm regards, Tracy ps- should you wish to give any further feedback please don't hesitate to email me directly tracy@onthewallaby.com
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Had a really wonderful, recharging restful time at On the Wallaby. Staff were kind and very knowledgeable of the local area, common areas had a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and the mattresses were really comfortable- a great night's sleep.
I appreciate the environmental sustai
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Response from Onthewallaby575, Lodge Assistant at On the Wallaby Lodge
Responded 12 Oct. 2018
Thanks for your kind words James. :) It is wonderful to hear your feedback on our sustainability initiatives. It is certainly a mission, but one well worth undertaking. We hope to welcome you back someday. Amanda
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My friend & I booked via phone, only a few hours before arrival. They were very helpful and relaxed. The next morning the lady on reception was very friendly & showed us the best places to go in the area (including platapus spotting, which was a trip highlight!). The hostel is b
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Response from Onthewallaby575, Lodge assistant at On the Wallaby Lodge
Responded 5 Oct. 2018
Thanks for taking the time to write a review Jazmin. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our beautiful surroundings. Safe travels. :)
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"All rooms look good but if you don't like sharing go the queen rooms."
"Easy, simple, rejuvenating, \ relaxed"
"If you want to meet new people chose the shared rooms."
"If you're interested in making new friends and staying social definitely stay in the shared rooms!"
"Majority of rooms require climbing stairs! So mention an restrictions to climbing stairs when booking!"
USD 36 - USD 47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
On The Wallaby Backpackers Lodge
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