Ronda Green <>
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:01:25 +1000
I stayed at Chambers Lodge last year. No luck with platypus but I did see
sugar gliders come to the trees at night in response to honey-water splashed
onto the trunks. I had to wait about 90 minutes, and by that time was the only
one still watching, but there were three gliders there for quite some time, and
unafraid as I took photos. Apparently striped possums also come to these feed
There are walking tracks through the forest, and a small library of nature
books. No restaurants or food stores close, but the units have their own
kitchens, fully equipped for making your own meals. The staff were friendly and
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> Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:20:46 -0700
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Helpful advise on where to take folks looking for
> Fig-Parrots and enjoying the rainforest
> Thank you so much for the great replies to my former post. I would reply
> to that one directly but am a bit challenged when it comes to I.T.
> One other question guys. Has anyone stayed at Chambers Lodge? I thought
> it might be a great place and so close to Lake Eacham. Also seems there
> are some platypus ponds too. Not sure if its easy to see the little
> creatures though. The folks that come with me are going to be from
> overseas so I suspect Platypus and other creatures are going to be hits.
> The main focus will be on Aussie parrots though. I know that Fig-parrots
> can be seen at the lodge.
> By the way I did definitely enjoy Kingfishers Lodge at Julatten when I was
> there in 2008. Great folks and Keith was super patient with my questions
> etc. Great fun.
> Anyone ever visit Chambers Lodge and have some feedback?
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