Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia
Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges sit on 20 private acres of lush, tropical highland rain forest in the waterfalls and crater lakes district of the Atherton Tablelands. A pioneer in ecotourism in the region, the property caters to birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, naturalists, photographers, film crews and anyone who wants an authentic experience of the rain forest. Accommodations are in 10 one-bedroom lodges that are exceptionally spacious at 570 square feet. Each lodge suite has a king-size bed, en suite bath with spring-fed shower, a full kitchen, and a lounge with 32-inch LCD television and an electric fireplace for chillier nights—here at 2,460 feet above sea level, temperatures are markedly cooler than on the coast. An expansive covered veranda lets you take in all the sensory wonders of the rain forest beyond. Free Wi-Fi is provided in each lodge. Shared facilities include a covered swimming pool, large rain forest deck with lounge chairs, and a lounge area with pool table and wildlife library. A 3/4-mile boardwalk path connects you to platypus ponds, brush turkey mounds and tooth-billed bowerbird stages. More than 110 bird species are found on the property, and an illuminated nocturnal animal viewing platform is situated for spotting wildlife that emerges after dusk, including kangaroos, striped possums, sugar gliders and bandicoots.