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Barking Owl Retreat
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We loved staying at Barking Owl Retreat. We stayed in Owl's Hollow and it was absolutely gorgeous, cozy, welcoming, comfortable and fully equipped for our young family of four.
The kids enjoyed the friendly dogs and cows. We loved sitting on the back veranda watching the rolling hills, relaxing in the fresh air, observing the cows and interacting with the dogs.
Our host was very hospitable and ever ready to be of assistance to us. We highly recommend Barking Owl Retreat to everyone.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

My partner and I had a wonderful stay in Dingoes Lair Cottage. Our getaway was everything we wanted and more. The cottage was modern and clean with attention to detail. The double spa was a nice touch and we thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of wine outlooking the rolling hills from the veranda. Barking Owl Retreat is a great base for the many attractions on the Tablelands. We highly recommend a stay at this gem! Thanks to our hosts Tanya and Chris!

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

What a wonderful, relaxing place to unwind and relax. The Dingo's Lair cabin was tastefully appointed with all the modern conveniences you expect to leave behind when you go on holiday and immaculately clean. Our hostess Tanya was an absolute delight. Her attention to detail and level of service were well beyond what you tend to come to expect, even down to cutting fresh herbs from the garden for the food hamper. I also need to give a special shout out to Chilli the cheeky seven week old puppy. We wanted to take her home when we left.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

We made our third visit to the wonderful Barking Owl retreat for a week this Christmas/New Year, after first staying at Barking Owl in July 2008 and spending our 2009 Christmas/New Year break there too. We ordered BBQ hampers this time, and Tanya went to lot of effort to make sure we had enough tasty food to keep us going. We didn't need to go to the supermarket at all, so we had more time to relax and explore the Tablelands. Barking Owl is really close to Tinaroo Dam (who needs the beach!) and it's a lovely drive from there to Millaa Millaa and the waterfalls. We stayed in Dingo's Lair and its facilities were excellent - couldn't have wished for anything more. Loved the Weber Q!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

My partner and I loved our stay at Barking Owl Retreat. We are from Townsville so it was a chance for us to 'get away from it all' without having to travel too far. Chris and Tanya and friendly and the service is great. Their two gorgeous dogs were a joy to play with and we loved meetng the cows and geese. The cabin was modern and beautiful. The scenery is lovely and the best part about our romantic getaway was the peace and tranquility of the area.

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Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

Our beautifully appointed cabin provided the most enjoyable and relaxing stay of our entire 18-day roadtrip to northern Queensland. Our hosts had thought of everything. The surrounding countryside is delightful and there are lots of places of interest to visit in the immediate area. We had to tear ourselves away and we'll certainly be back.

Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

Thanks so much Tanya and Chris for a wonderful time. The food hampers were yummy. All the little extra things in the Dingoe's Lair cottage were appreciated. Many thanks for everything. We'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 409 Hough Rd | Kairi, Atherton, Queensland 4872, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Atherton
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Atherton
Price Range: £103 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Barking Owl Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Atherton Tablelands Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay Accommodation, Barking Owl Retreat in Kairi, on the Cairns Highlands offers private luxury accommodation with the friendliness and atmosphere of a traditional Bed and Breakfast Farm stay. Featuring two fully self contained cottages tucked in a secluded valley just over an hours self-drive from the Cairns International Airport Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia. ... more   less 
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