Quamby Falls Lodge.
Romance and Adventure Retreat in the Border Ranges
Nine Habitats from Reef to Rainforest
Hidden in a secluded valley amongst rainforest, gardens and waterfalls, 45 minutes from Australia’s Gold Coast, Quamby Falls Lodge is just for you and your partner, the sole guests in this exclusive retreat. Ian and Normajean Gasking will treat you to impeccable personalised service, candlelit dinner by a waterfall; fine cuisine using your personal favourite foods artistically presented with flowers, silver service, crystal and award winning wine...
With a range of activities, romantic picnics, kayaking on a lake, bird
watching, guided bushwalks through privately owned World Heritage class
ancient rainforest with numerous rare and endangered species, you will
marvel at nature and revel in unlimited photographic opportunities.
Quamby Falls, falling 116 metres in silver spray and a halo of rainbows, the highest privately owned waterfall in Australia, will be the highlight of your escape to this hidden paradise.
Host Jonathan Munro specializes in birding, nocturnal wildlife spotlighting and platypus viewing, plus general rainforest natural history excursions throughout Tropical North Queensland’s Wet Tropics region. For us he has developed a unique wildlife-viewing trip with the goal of visiting up to nine different habitats, from reef to rainforest. Tours generally begin in the Cairns city area and then traverse the Kuranda Range to the Tablelands region and include upland and highland rainforest, wet and dry sclerophyll woodlands, savannah, arable lands and wetlands.
Wildlife Tours around Cairns
Host Rob Mortimer has a passion for Australia's animals and he believes in protecting them. In fact, several years ago he and his wife Carmel bought 90 acres of pristine forest slated for the ax and today he lives in that wildlife sanctuary, which itself is surrounded by World-Heritage-listed rainforest. Rob leads some tours in his home sanctuary, and he is prepared to customize wildlife tours of one to several days to other parts of northern Queensland. However, his main trip, the Mountain Wildlife Safari, is to view animals in a nearby highland rainforest refuge. It begins in Cairns at 4:30PM and lasts until 1AM.
Five Days of Viewing Birds and Other Wildlife around Cairns and The Atherton Tablelands
The Wet Tropics World Heritage area between Cooktown and Townsville is one of the best and most famous birding regions in Australia. 14 species of birds are endemic to the highland and lowland rainforests, which receive the highest rainfall of the Australian mainland. That accounts for its natural beauty, clear rivers and creeks with Platypus and a large number of endemic frogs and possums. Though woodlands and swamps are visited, naturalist host Klaus Uhlenhut mainly concentrates on lowland and highland rainforests, plus birds of the Daintree River, on the famous Chris Dahlberg dawn cruise.
Horseback Riding through Rainforest, along Beaches, over mountains, and a Lot More...
See diverse country from beautiful rainforest to savannah plains and down to the famous Four Mile Beach at Port Douglas (closest port to the Great Barrier Reef). Travel through the Daintree and Mt. Lewis National Parks, over the Great Dividing Range and swim with the horses in the Mitchell River, the second largest river system in Australia. Visit cattle stations, learn to play the Didgeridoo, an aboriginal musical instrument. Camp under the stars, cook traditional damper and have a sing-a-long around the campfire. This and a lot more with a very tall "bushie" called Stretch Boyd.