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Barking Owl Retreat

Kairi, Tablelands Area

Indicative Rate * AU$180 to AU$250

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. This Atherton Tableland accommodation features fully self-contained cottages tucked in a secluded valley at the end of a country road, just over an hours self-drive from the Cairns Airport, minutes from Lake Tinaroo Dam, close to Yungaburra and the Atherton Tablelands main township, Atherton, on the Atherton Tableland, Cairns Highlands, Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.

Lake Tinaroo Dam is known for water sports, wake boarding, skiing, and barramundi fishing, and the historical village of Yungaburra is famous for its restaurants and markets. The self-contained cottages are perfect for your wedding honeymoon, romantic getaway, or family holiday with the kids.

Centrally located in Kairi, on the edge of the Atherton Tableland Golden Triangle, just outside the highland drizzle. Barking Owl Retreat is privileged to be just minutes away from wineries, coffee plantations, wildlife viewing, and many more local tours and attractions, and not to mention a cheese and chocolate factory.

Barking Owl Retreat has a large variety of beautiful Australian native birds and wildlife at their doorstep.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Gas
  • Laundry
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Tour Desk

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
409 Hough Road
Kairi, Tablelands Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

The newly renovated cottage interior decor resembles the colour of the Barking Owl, and has modern amenities and country touches to make you feel at home. "Dingo's Lair" has valley views and a seasonal dam and is nestled beside native bushland where the resident Barking Owls reside.

The cottage is open plan with queen bed, double inner spring sofa bed, large bathroom with double spa, separate fully self-contained kitchen, undercover carport, and private deck. The cottages are ideally suited to couples, but can sleep a maximum of four guests. All linen provided including extra Mink blankets, firm latex and super soft feather-like pillows.

Also included: heated rooms, 26 inch LCD television, DVD's and player, dishwasher, ironing facilities, private deck with Weber barbecue and laundry available.

Newly renovated cottage interior decor resembles the colour of the Barking Owl, and has modern amenities and country touches to make you feel at home. "Owl's Hollow" has views across the paddock to the cattle yards with mountain backdrop and nestled beside native bushland near the resident Barking Owls.

Open plan cottage with queen bed, double inner spring sofa bed, large bathroom with double spa, separate fully self-contained kitchen, undercover carport, and private deck. The cottages are ideally suited to couples, but sleep a maximum of four guests. All linen is provided including extra Mink blankets, firm latex and super soft feather-like pillows.

Also included: heated rooms, 26 inch LCD television, DVD's and player, dishwasher, ironing facilities, private deck with Weber barbecue and laundry available.

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Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park

Baffle Creek, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park protects the mouth of one of Queensland's few remaining undisturbed coastal rivers. The northern shore of the creek estuary features sandy beaches backed by low, open casuarina woodlands, with paperbark woodlands further inland.

Severance Shipwreck Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Quite a few ships have come to grief on the fringing reef around Lady Elliot Island, but only one of these can be dived, the Severance. This fully intact yacht sank in 1998 and still has much of its rigging in place that is now covered in glorious soft corals.

Maori Wrasse Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Maori Wrasse Bommie off Lady Elliot Island is named after the family of Maori wrasse that call the area home. The site is located 14 to 18 metres beneath the surface and is ideal for intermediate divers looking to explore - reef sharks can often be spotted patrolling the reef wall and arches near the bommie, and just north of the wall is Spiders Ledge, named for the number of shells that decorate the outcrop.

Lighthouse Bommies Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Just off the western side of Lady Elliot Island is a group of small coral outcrops known as Lighthouse Bommies. Descend down the mooring line and drift onto the bommies to discover a vast array of marine life - batfish, stingrays, white-spotted shovelnose rays, green and loggerhead turtles, sea snakes, moray eels, coral trout, reef sharks, trevally, barracuda, and manta rays waiting to be groomed by cleaner wrasse.

Manta Ray Bommie Dive SIte

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Manta Ray Bommie is not just one coral head, but a collection of bommies off the western side of Lady Musgrave Island. These bommies come in a range of sizes, in depths from 12 to 20 metres, with the biggest ones decorated with gorgonians, soft corals and sponges.

Lady Musgrave Lagoon Dive Site

Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Lady Musgrave Island is accessible on a day trip from the Town of 1770. This lovely coral cay is surrounded by a long fringing reef, and has a large lagoon that is a popular diving and snorkelling site.

Entrance Bommie Dive Site

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Located at the entrance to Lady Musgrave Island lagoon, Entrance Bommie is a large blade of coral sitting in 22 metres of water. This elongated bommie is riddled with ledges and caves, which are usually overflowing with baitfish.

Second Reef Dive Site

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
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Located off the western side of Lady Elliot Island, Second Reef is a long ridge of coral that varies in depth from 2 to 12 metres. Lovely hard corals feature on this reef, but with many ledges and caves to explore it is always a fascinating dive.

Anchor Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
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Lady Elliot Island has many wonderful dive sites, but one of its most impressive is Anchor Bommie. This tower of coral sits on the sandy sea floor at 21 metres and stands 10 metres tall, a very imposing sight.

Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
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Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites:
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