Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge

Caravan Park - Queensland


Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge is a haven for anyone interested in natural history such as bird watchers, mammal and reptile watchers, photographers and artists. The Lodge is located in the rural community of Julatten just off the Rex Highway (highway 44) between Mossman on the coast and Mount Molloy at the northern end of the Atherton Tablelands (Cairns Highlands), Far North Queensland. We are within an easy1½ hr drive of the Cairns International Airport and Cairns birdwatching sites such as the world renowned Cairns Esplanade Foreshore where shorebirds (waders) can be see in comfort at close quarters.Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge is Ecotourism certified so you can rest assured we are doing our bit to minimise our impact on the environment. 

We are at an altitude of 440m ensuring a milder climate with less humidity than coastal areas such as Cairns and Port Douglas; it has a mountain backdrop and is a "land for wildlife" sanctuary containing an abundance of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants. 225 bird species have been recorded in the grounds and within 1½ km of the Lodge. Checkout our fortnightly Nature blog where you will find latest news about birds and other wildlife at the lodge and nearby areas, you can also delve into the blog archive to find out what has been happening in the past. For more detailed information about what you are likely to see on your visit go to the birds and other wildlife or bird species pages where you will find a link to access this data.

Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge consists of self-contained units, seperate roomed bunkhouse, camping, caravan and motorhome sites set in a rainforest environment (If you don't want to cook there is the very good Highlander Tavern 1.5km away or excellent food at the Mt. Molloy Hotel 10kms away). Walking tracks allow easy access around the 5 hectares (12 acres) of grounds, taking you through the rainforest into an open grassed orchard and onto the permanent waters of Bushy Creek, where you might see a Platypus

There is now only self-contained units and bunk rooms available. The camp ground closed in 2021.
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