We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Julatten
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 51: English reviews
Wigan
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are 3 distinct types of accommodation here, camping, bunkhouse and lodges. The lodges are large, well equipped with a kitchenette area, good sized bathroom. Free wifi, better in some lodges than others but what can beat sitting outside watching the wildlife! Laundry facilities are charged but you do your own, so no disasters! This is defintely a place for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Saabaero
Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stayed in one of the bunk houses which are fairly basic but adequate (you don't comet this lodge for the accommodation but for the birds). There are two beds, some pans/eating utensils and linen and towels are provided. There are no shower or toilet in the bunkhouses. The bunkhouses are 90 aud per night for two people and they...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarracenia
Kenmore
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Its been my dream for years to get here and our 3 day stay was heaven. Andrews morning walk with 50 birds was unforgetable-a beautiful oasis type property-bird lovers only. I wish Carol had been free for a day guided trip-next time

 Report
Helpful?
Thank markD6441XC
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This accommodation caters for camping, and basic bunkhouses, through to self- contained units. Mum and I stayed 4 nights in a 2 bed (double and single) self-contained unit. It was basic but very clean and sufficient for our needs. No TV, no phone reception and no internet (you can pay a small fee for wifi) so if you want to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Wanderingirl55
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights, during unseasonal rainy weather, but still saw plenty of birds! It truly is all about the birds. We had a comfortable spacious and very clean 2 bedroom cabin, which gave us a private verandah, from which we could enjoy the many species of birds. We also really benefitted from our walks with Carole an expert...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Detruck
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Heaps of room in our 2 bedroom cabin. Carol & Andrew provided heaps of birding tips and were keen to attend to any needs we might have had. Really relaxing, peaceful place. They are working hard to keep ahead of some ageing buildings! Expect to see many binoculars and big cameras

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pete S
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I visited Kingfisher Park in mid April and spent a very comfortable night there. The rooms are well equipped and the bed was comfortable. The birding was wonderful. Many new birds for me just a short walk from the lodge. The couple who own the place were very friendly and accommodating. I mistakenly left a small item there and they...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank birder129
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2016

A natural starting point for any wildlife enthusiast who visits north Queensland should be this little-known oasis set against a beautiful rainforest backdrop. Run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable hosts in Carol and Richard , Kingfisher Lodge is a must for birders , both local and overseas. You can relax in self-contained rooms or share the budget bunkhouse accommodation , depending...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Raymond B
Venice, Florida
Reviewed 20 December 2015

My wife and I stayed four nights in the "Blue-Faced Finch Suite". It had a well equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, and microwave. The room had two beds, we only used one and it was firm and very comfortable. The shower always had hot water. The owners do a great job with maintenance, and pay attention to detail, which...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Barry R
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Thanks so much for helping create an environment that is so special. We had a fantastic time it would be difficult not to have a great time in these surroundings. The staff were just lovely and went out of there way to make our 3 night visit very nice. We will return

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dizzyr32

28 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Julatten
38.2 km away
Red Mill House in Daintree
4.3 km away
Sweetwater Lodge
Sweetwater Lodge
#2 of 2 in Julatten
20 reviews
13.8 km away
Silky Oaks Lodge
Silky Oaks Lodge
#1 of 2 in Mossman
838 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.8 km away
No photo provided
Hanna's Habitat
#1 of 3 in Julatten
5 reviews
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge consists of fully self-contained units, bunkhouse rooms and campground located in a rainforest nature reserve. It's an hour and a half drive north-west of Cairns, in the rural community of Julatten at an altitude of 440 metres making it cooler than nearby coastal regions.The lodge is ideal for nature based activities such as bird watching and wildlife photography. It has walking tracks through five hectares (12 acres) of grounds consisting of rainforest, open grassed orchard and permanent waters of Bushy Creek.Over 215 species of birds have been recorded at the lodge and adjacent area plus many other animals such as striped and green ringtail possums, northern and long-nosed bandicoots, giant white-tail rats, Boyd's forest dragon, amethystine pythons, giant white-lipped frogs plus many butterfly and moth species. Morning bird walks and evening spotlighting may be available depending on guide availability and minimum numbers, a small fee applies. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge

Address: RN 6 Mount Kooyong Rd, Julatten, Queensland 4871, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Julatten
Price Range: $3 - $3 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“A longer stay will get you the end room, which is a bit more private.”
 of 5 bubbles 647petere, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is available near the main office, and there are chairs and tables where you can sit”
 of 5 bubbles dgqc, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Allow more time to spend walking, discovering and birding the lodge grounds and surrounding area. Eat supper at the Hightower, ~2 km away, the Coral Trout is fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles 758markc, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the camping area, with nice concrete slabs, close to the toilets and clean hot showers.”
 of 5 bubbles michaellM3207OF, 1 May 2014 | Read review
“We had a self contained unit which included a kitchen - excellent considering there's no shops close by and only one pub / restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkC44, 19 Oct 2012 | Read review
5 of 5