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Kookaburra Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yungaburra
Certificate of Excellence
Mount Isa, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great hosts, Great value...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2010

After what could only be described as an absolutely painful stay at a so called resort in Kuranda, we passed through Yungaburra- and found this little Gem...

Initially stopping at the local Info center, we received some of the most friendly help from one of the loyal local's, who suggested this place- and even offered to find out if a room was available for us... That's awesome service.

The room was clean, nicely detailed, queen size bed, has split system a/c, flat screen tv and even free WiFi
Breakfast was served on the deck outside the room- service was top notch too.

If I had to fault the place at all, I guess it would be room size is a spot on the small side...

That said, for an overnighter and for the money- what more could you really want?
For a "motor inn" type of place - this is about as good as it gets...
Well run, Quiet, nice location and very satisfying- thumbs up

Was a damn sight cheaper than the rubbish tip where we stayed in Kuranda, and is ten fold the stay.

Though we only stayed one night, we would definitely go back...

Very Impressed

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

Basic, but spotlessly clean room in a sweet hotel. Gorgeous, well-cared for garden and pool area. All rooms have a small table and chairs outside facing the gardens. Proper peace and quiet apart from the Kookaburra!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VGTravels
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
88 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2009

A good stopover point on a car journey through the Tablelands. Kookaburra lodge rooms were more than adequate and the terrace garden was perfect for breakfast. The owners were very friendly and gave good advice about the area ,and a free PC in reception enabled us to catch up on our e mails. Nearby Flynns restaurant was excellent but the highlight of the visit was viewing the platypus along the riverbank.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough
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287 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

Yungaburra is a good location for the Tablelands. The owner is very helpful and gives you lots of very good advice. The rooms are nice and the site is pretty. Value for money it is very good.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adders
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2009

What a shame we only had one night a this lovely motel.
Yungaburra is a fabulous historic town. You are right out in the countryside, and there is a glorious sound of birds everywhere. The motel is charming, and we enjoyed breakfast on the veranda, overlooking the garden. This motel was great value, and I would love to go back one day.
If you are lucky (we were) you might be able to see a Duck Bill platapuss, down at the Creek. We were therein the late afternoon, and followed one down the creek.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sarsells
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2009

Yungaburra is the best base from which to discover all the Tablelands in terms of location and charm. You will need a car (or a backpacker bus).
Yungaburra is utterly charming during the day. Whistlestop cafe is unique and friendly - sit in the garden. Beauty treatments in the 'town' are good enough to compete with London's.
At night, all is quiet. There is a small handful of restaurants to visit after platypus-spotting at dusk (we saw one!) and one traditional (read 'rough around the edges') pub. But this is small town Australia. You are not visiting for the nightlife.
Kookaburra Lodge is a perfect low-key base. The owner couple (the only staff we met) are friendly, welcoming and provide fantastic breakfasts (costed per item, but good value) served on your room's veranda. The verandas are not private but still a charming place to sit for breakfast or early evening glass of wine, esp on the garden side of the property. The bedrooms and bathrooms are adequate - clean and no frills - decor could do with updating but this doesn't matter.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NICNACLondon
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Simi Valley, California
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285 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2009

The lodge is older, but very clean and comfortable. The owner Mike & his wife are so nice too! The rooms are small, but everything is there for you. Beds were comfortable, shower adaquate, bathroom useable. There is even a little porch for you to sit on in the morning for your breakfast if you odered one for in the morning. There was an extra charge for the breakfast but it was well worth it. Delivered as you ordered, hot and to your room. The grounds are lovely too!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JstLv2Crz
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Property: Kookaburra Lodge
Address: 3 Eacham Rd, Yungaburra, Queensland 4884, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yungaburra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kookaburra Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kookaburra Lodge is a 12 room motel set in tropical gardens in the heart of historical Yungaburra village. Each room is en suite and air-conditioned with its own veranda where room service breakfasts are served. The motel's off-highway location is a bonus with no traffic noise. We are within walking distance from restaurants, shops and Peterson creek where the Platypus live. We are also Bike Friendly so if your riding the Mountain Bike Trails or the scenic roads around the Tablelands we have secure storage for your bike along with workbench and tools and wash down area. ... more   less 
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