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Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback

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Bedroom with queen bed and daybed which opens into a king. Plus amazing views!
1 of 32Bedroom with queen bed and daybed which opens into a king. Plus amazing views!
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Unique Ironbark House is situated on the ridgeline of Ironbark Hill approximately 600 metres above sea level gazing out across the Australian Outback towards Mt Mulligan Station over 40kms away. This totally off-grid 1345 acre property which has its own solar power generation system, sewage treatment and harvests all its own water, is located on the outskirts of the Atherton Tablelands in the farming district of Dimbulah on route to Mt Mulligan and Chillagoe. Just constructed, Ironbark House has two large bedrooms both with spacious ensuites, separated by a welcoming kitchen/dining/living area with a generous verandah over looking the most amazing vista for luxurious al-fresco dining and entertaining. The raked ceilings add to the sense of light, freedom and spaciousness that this modern ...Unique Ironbark House is situated on the ridgeline of Ironbark Hill approximately 600 metres above sea level gazing out across the Australian Outback towards Mt Mulligan Station over 40kms away. This totally off-grid 1345 acre property which has its own solar power generation system, sewage treatment and harvests all its own water, is located on the outskirts of the Atherton Tablelands in the farming district of Dimbulah on route to Mt Mulligan and Chillagoe. Just constructed, Ironbark House has two large bedrooms both with spacious ensuites, separated by a welcoming kitchen/dining/living area with a generous verandah over looking the most amazing vista for luxurious al-fresco dining and entertaining. The raked ceilings add to the sense of light, freedom and spaciousness that this modern Australian bush retreat has in abundance. This completely private 1345 acre working cattle property is a mix of wildlife habitat, with a healthy bird population of well over 100 different species found on the property, as well as it’s own colony of rock wallabies. A network of trails cover the entire property accessible by a variety of means 4X4, horseback, mountain bike or of course by walking. There are 6 dams on the property, the two largest are a hive of activity with numerous water birds including the cotton pigmy goose. Or sit quietly and watch the cattle slake their thirst accompanied by a mix of native animals. If you’re feeling fit climb to the top of Ironbark Hill for stunning 360 degree views. Ride the Outback: we offer exclusive horse riding on the property. Property Tours: we offer private wildlife, birding and farm tours with a guide of 20 years experience. If, after exploring the property, watching wildlife or just lazing with a book you need more to do…. in the surrounding area you will find a wealth of activities, each one accessible as a day excursion: 40km to the north is historical Mt Mulligan who’s mine was the site of one of Australia’s worst mining disasters with 75 people loosing their lives in 1921. You can visit the mine site, cemetery and ruins of the town. The heritage listed Tyrconnel Mine & Battery (1876) nestled between Thornborough and Kingsborough is a couple of klm detour en-route to Mt Mulligan. Head West for an hour and you will reach the mining town of Chillagoe famous for its Limestone Caves, historical smelter and Marble quarries. The Caves, estimated to be between 600 to 1000 in number, can be visited alone or to access the larger deeper caves are available through Ranger guided tours several times a day. This day trip will give you a real appreciation of outback life in Australia. Drive South East for a change of scenery to visit the highland rainforest and farming area of the central Atherton Tablelands. Starting with Tolga and Lake Tinaroo wend your way around Yungaburra with the famous Curtain Fig tree, Atherton, Herberton with it’s quaint restored historical village. Sample a variety of cheese, chocolate, coffee and bio-dynamic dairy products from a variety of farms on your adventure. If you didn’t have time to stop Mareeba on your way to Ironbark House it’s a 40 minute drive to stock up on goodies or explore Granite gorge, perhaps drop into Mt Uncle Distillery and sample some of their award winning handmade spirits or wine tasting at Golden Drop Winery and don’t forget a coffee at Skybury or the Coffee Works. The local town of Dimbulah, 7klm from Ironbark House has amenities such as a local pool, pub, café, bakery, butcher, library, variety/hardware store, bank, post office and chemist. The café, Camp 64 is a tourist attraction in it’s own right with a fascinating display of artefacts from Australia’s pioneering past. The quaint little train station opens twice a week for the Savannahlander Train on it’s way to and from Forsayth. Ironbark House is less than 2 hours from Cairns International Airport and Port Douglas and well worth the drive! The Accommodation Bedroom 1 has a King bed which can be spilt into two singles if required. The generous room has full sized wardrobe, seating area, direct access onto the verandah and spacious ensuite. Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed and a day bed which can be converted into a King bed. Wardrobe, ensuite and amazing views finish this room. The Kitchen is well equipped bearing in mind that this house is totally dependant of solar power generation, so you won’t find power hungry monsters like microwaves, dishwashers and coffee machines here, but has all the essentials for a comfortable stay. The oven and cooktop are gas, there is a generous fridge, tea, coffee and basic condiments are provided. The combined Dining and Living area, which like every room in the house has amazing views is equipped with dinning table for 6, VAST TV which offers plenty of channels, there is good mobile and internet reception (no WIFI). There are two verandahs to make the most of the sun (or shade) during the day. The main one comes complete with BBQ, al-fresco dinning and seating area. Sit and watch the sun go down while being entertained by the local wildlife. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The property has unfenced dams and potentially dangerous wildlife so may not be suitable for children under the age of 12 years. Please contact me to discuss prior to booking. The house is totally off-grid and therefore the amount of power and water usage can be restricted at certain times of the year. Fires are also banned at many times of the year Check in and out times can be flexible if bookings permit.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Rachael C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Where do I begin... Kevin and Rachael are the most amazing hosts! From the moment you arrive you are greeted with the warmest welcome and made to feel right at home.  The accommodation is second to none with every creature comfort catered for. The views...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ironbark House is superb! The house is located on a hillside about 15 minutes outside the small hamlet of Dimbulah, a very easy 1 1/2 hour drive from Cairns and adjacent to the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Below the house, a vast landscape of bush and...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank sydneysider48
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your descriptive an glowing review .... we really love sharing our property with visitors who appreciate what it has to offer. You were great guests and would love to see you back again if ever you venture this way again..

Reviewed 13 December 2020

We only stayed two nights and wish we had booked an entire week at Ironbark House. If you are a nature lover or just need some peace and relaxation you will find it here. The sounds of nature made us feel like we didn’t want...More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank hollywY211FE
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2020

Thank you so much for this great review... we enjoyed having you stay and are really pleased that you loved the property and what it has to offer. Hopefully we will see you back again.....all the best for the future

Reviewed 26 October 2020

An absolutely stunning and tranquil location with exceptional hosts who have attention to detail. The accommodation is beautifully presented and very comfortable. Loved the horse ride!

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank K9241LCkathrynd
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2020

Thank you for your review...happy you enjoyed your stay and horse ride. Hopefully see you again.

Reviewed 18 October 2020

Beautiful hideaway to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Beautiful house with all modern facilities. Lovely knowledgeable hosts, cannot wait to return.

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank 308krystalw
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Thank you for your review..... it was great that you did a couple of our wildlife and farm tours as well as horse riding. Would love to see you back again sometime.

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Reviewed 17 October 2020

Absolutely loved our 3 days of secluded quiet. Kids and I enjoyed the walks and MTB ride on the well marked trails, stopping for a group of cattle was a fun surprise! And I am SO thankful to Rachael and Kevin for the early morning...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Captnkids
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Thank you for your review, glad that you made good use of our trails, not only walking, but mt. biking and horse riding too! You'll have to come back in the wet and see the transformation ......

Reviewed 25 August 2020

This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom piece of heaven is immaculate. Beautifully styled and so welcoming. The view is beyond spectacular and I will spend more time on that verandah when I next visit. Numerous birds and even wallaroos came to see us - nature lovers...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank DainsTravel
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2020

Thank you for your review and for coming to stay with us. Would love to see you both back again sometime.

Reviewed 10 August 2020

Rachael and Kevin have built a beautiful off grid house on a hill on their property. Clean, comfortable and everything you need it to be. The most decked out kitchen I have seen in a holiday house. The view from the front of the house...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank 770lynettek
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2020

Thank you so much for your review.... it was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again when you need some more peace and quiet.

Reviewed 27 July 2020

Ironbark House is an amazing rural property that allows you to immerse yourself in the environment. The view from the veranda is stunning and we managed to spot some wildlife while relaxing at sundown. Rachael and Kevin are excellent hosts. The communication before and during...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank laurawJ9804LH
ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2020

Thank you so much for coming to stay with us and would love to see you back again to continue exploring the property.

Reviewed 16 July 2020

Can highly recommend Ironbark house! This beautiful well-thought-out house is equipped with everything you need AND is totally self-sufficient. The veranda of the house is the perfect place to unwind. The skies are amazing from sunrise, sunset to fields of stars uninterrupted by suburbia. Walking...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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ironbarkhouse, VR Owner at Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We loved having you stay with us. Hopefully see again sometime.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
There is the town of Dimbulah 8km from the house and many other attractions suitable for a day visit by car from the house. Dimbulah is a small town that was once a busy tobacco growing region, it is now a fertile region for growing mangos, avocados, citrus, grapes and several organic vegetable farms. The town has a pub, post office, hardware/agricultural supplies store, bakery, take-away, café, mini-mart, fuel, bank, chemist and library.
Getting around
You will need your own vehicle if you wish to explore the surrounding areas, but there is a lot to see on property also. We offer boutique guided tours of the property: bird-watching; wildlife; farm and mountain hikes with a guide of 20 years experience. Helicopter transfers can be arranged to and from Cairns
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback

  • Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • Ironbark House Dimbulah: A Unique Hideaway Gazing Across the Aussie Outback has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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