We just returned from a wonderful night at Chambers Rainforest Lodge. We read the reviews before we went - run down, smelly rooms that weren't worth the money - we didn't experience this at all. I found the double room we stayed in to be very affordable and not at all smelly. We had both a front and back verandah and found it to be very private. I read quietly on the verandah as an antechnicus scurried through the basket ferns, a victoria's riflebird watched me from a branched and the scrub turkeys wandered about on the ground. It is a special experience to be able to get so close to wild red legged pademelons and absolutely fabulous to see the sugar gliders from so close by. We watched a group of five sugar gliders for over an hour as they jumped and glided between the trees (seated comfortably at the viewing platform with a glass of red wine). A striped possum and long nosed bandicoot also came by while we watched. We drove to the nearby Curtain Fig tree for more spot lighting and found a green ringtail possum in a tree in the car park.
For anybody interested in wildlife I would definitely recommend this accommodation. If you are looking for a luxury experience and don't mind the price tag then there are other places nearby that may suit you better.
We'll definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges is hidden in 1200 acres of Lake Eacham's lush, tropical highland rainforest in the beautiful Waterfalls and Crater Lakes district of the Atherton Tablelands. As pioneers in eco tourism our lodges specifically cater for birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, naturalists, photographers, film crews and all those who want to have a true rainforest experience. Accommodation includes 10 fully self-contained 52sqm one bedroom lodges and a 108sqm five bedroom lodge. RESORT FACILITIES INCLUDE: Under-cover swimming pool / 100sqm guest lounge with BBQ, pool table, wildlife library, high speed broadband internet - Free in room WIFI. The resort includes a 1.3km rainforest walking path to Platypus ponds, Brush Turkey mounds, and Tooth billed Bowerbird stages. A Wildlife Viewing Platform is illuminated until 11pm for guests to view Sugar Gliders, Striped Possums, Uromys, Bandicoots, Melomys, Antechinus. There are excellent restaurants, hotels, takeaways and supermarkets within a 10 minute drive of the Chambers. ... more less
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