Kingfisher Park lodge @ Julatten nth of Cairns

To: Duncan McCaskill <>
Subject: Kingfisher Park lodge @ Julatten nth of Cairns
From: "Roslan, Nadiah" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:25:56 +0000
I'm late to the thread but I can highly recommend Kingfisher Lodge. We have camped there numerous times while conducting bird surveys in the Carbine Uplands. I have not met new management but have talked via phone and they seem nice. They are closed till March, I hear. I have never stayed in the small cabins but the houses they offer are good. Camping is fine as there are good facilities and comfortable, large camp kitchen.

This time of year Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfishers can be seen in the park grounds, amongst many rainforest birds. I'd be happy to take any Canberrans out on a birding morning up Mt Lewis if I happen to be working in the area. It is one of my favourite places to bird watch, especially near the Blue Faced Parrot Finch clearing and up higher for Mountain Thornbills and Golden Bowerbirds. Spotlighting is good up there too - Sooty owls, endemic reptiles like leaf tailed gecko, chameleon gecko and endemic rainforest ringtail possums. 

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On 24 Aug 2015, at 10:29 pm, Duncan McCaskill <> wrote:

I stayed there a couple of nights in one of their motel rooms last year, when it was under the previous ownership. I didn't self cater. There is a tavern that does meals just down the road at the Mt Lewis turnoff, a cafe and pub about 10km up the road at Mt Molly. The many restaurants of Port Douglas are only about 35km away. Mossman is a bit closer.

The grounds of the lodge are full birds, not to mention Platypus in the creek.


On 23 August 2015 at 19:53, Suzanne EDGAR <> wrote:

I’d like to ask if  anybody has stayed at this place, advertised in the newsletter,  and if so would they recommend a week there?

I am presently making inquiries re booking a cottage.

Sue Edgar

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