- Sports & activity
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Beach within 30km
- Courses Available
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
- Suitable for events
Deep in the tropical Cairns Highlands, surrounded by a magnificent mountain range, is Sweetwater Lodge, a private luxurious architect-designed eco retreat where you can relax, unwind and enjoy abundant wildlife, unsurpassed natural beauty and the magical atmosphere of the rainforest.
Whether you'’re a honeymooner, a nature lover, a birdwatcher or just someone in search of a unique getaway, Sweetwater Lodge offers an unforgettable holiday experience. The lodge consists of two private eco retreats designed for couples, each of which offers beautiful views, a large verandah for al-fresco dining, luxurious bathroom facilities, and tasteful Australian tropical furnishings. Explore the rainforest that surrounds you, listen to the sounds of nature, and enjoy the magnificent bird and wildlife within the 160 acre grounds. This is a unique place that you will never forget.
Sweetwater Lodge is located in the rural community of Julatten, on the doorstep of Port Douglas and The Great Barrier Reef, on the fringe of the Atherton Tablelands and at the gateway to Cape York Peninsula. Julatten is reputed to have one of the top ten climates in the world and it is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding region including Cairns, Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Kuranda, and the Tropical Tablelands. And there are endless activities to enjoy – go fishing, kayaking, bushwalking and horse riding, explore National parks, gardens and museums, get up in the air in a helicopter or hot air balloon, play golf, spot birds and wildlife, take photos, have a massage, take a guided tour or sample the local shops, markets and restaurants.
Sweetwater Lodge is situated in Julatten, Tropical North Queensland, 30 minutes from Port Douglas and one and a quarter hours from Cairns International Airport. For driving directions via the coast road/Captain Cook Highway or via Mareeba please see the website.
Cairns 1 hr 15 minutes
Highlander Tavern, Julatten
Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas
Various markets in the area
The retreats are well appointed with modern conveniences and are fitted throughout with custom-made furniture built from North Queensland timbers. Local artwork adds to the ambience and every effort has been made to ensure your absolute comfort. The accommodation comprises a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom with spa bath, a cosy living area and a whole host of thoughtful little extras, from a log fire and a picnic hamper to fresh flowers, bathroom amenities, kitchen provisions and a selection of books and DVDs. Complimentary internet access from owners' residence only.
The two retreats are perched on a hill in an open setting overlooking the rainforest and creek beyond. Set apart by 50m, they are set in landscaped tropical gardens and each retreat has a verandah with al fresco kitchen facilities, a BBQ, a dining table and chairs. Down at the creek you will find a hammock to swing in, a Platypus Pond where you can paddle, and a central fireplace with BBQ where you can watch the sun go down and have a picnic. The 160 acre property is part cleared, part rainforest and is surrounded by the Mt Frazer and Mt Lewis mountain range, which is part of the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics region.
Breakfast hampers are available upon request for an additional charge. Retreats are serviced after 7 days to ensure guests privacy. Daily servicing and laundry are also available at an additional charge.
Conditions of Rental
A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your booking with the balance payable upon arrival. Check in is from 2pm and check out is 11am. All rates include flowers, fresh tea and locally grown coffee, herbal teas, biscuits, sugar, milk, a selection of herbs and spices, flour, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spray cooking oil, salt and cracked black pepper, and bathroom amenities.