Welcome to Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages

Luxury self-contained accommodation set in a unique rainforest near Lake Eacham, Cairns Highland (Atherton Tableland), Queensland, Australia. Short drive from Cairns, Australia. Close to Historical Yungaburra Village.

Our luxury cottages are themed individually to make your stay just that bit more memorable. Choose from the Tuscany, Bali, Pioneer or the Beach Hut.

Awake to the sounds of birds… slide into a soothing spa… snuggle up in front of relaxing fire…feed the rainforest wallabies from your private verandah.

Spot the Victoria’s Riflebird, a bird of Paradise displaying his bright colours for his mate.

Lake Eacham Accommodation

Our Lake Eacham accommodation is set on the border of World Heritage Rainforest rainforest near Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. We are about a one hour drive from Cairns International Airport. See our Location page for maps and more information.

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Bird Watching

If you are early risers, enjoy the morning chorus or bird song. Listen for the whip-crack call of the Eastern Whip Bird or the eerie cry of the Spotted Catbird or the morning melody of the Chowchillas. During the night you can listen for the unusual “bomb falling whistle” call of the Lesser Sooty Owl or the call of the Boobook Owl.

Even if you are not dedicated bird watchers, you will be impressed by the Victoria’s Riflebird (bird of paradise), which can be seen displaying for his mate at the cottages, or charmed by the personalities of the family of Kookaburras that fly in for a visit.

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The Atherton Tableland, also know as the Cairns Highlands, is a wonderful blend of nature’s and man’s best attractions.

Enjoy a drive through rolling green hills, visiting pristine World Heritage rainforests, waterfalls, crater lakes and rich agricultural lands dotted with charming heritage-listed townships.

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Red-necked crake

June 30th, 2018|1 Comment

Usually quite a secretive bird that likes to forage close to rainforest streams and pools, this red-necked crake spent the afternoon in the open area near my office and was not bothered by my [...]

Lesser Sooty Owl

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Lesser Sooty Owl

Last month a guest mentioned he would like to see a Lesser Sooty Owl.  "Wake me at anytime!" he said.  So at 2 am the night before he was due to leave, a young [...]

Eastern Whipbird family group

December 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Eastern Whipbird family group

The iconic sound of the rainforest is the male whipcrack followed closely by the female reply. Usually the birds are not easily seen but I have been lucky to be watching a family of [...]