TEL: (07) 4094 1210, Cnr Rex Hwy 12 Mt Lewis Rd, Julatten, QLD 4871


Bush walking, rainforest walks, bird-watching, rest and relaxation, platypus viewing, massage by arrangement, artist’s paradise, photography, wildlife spotting, exploring the rainforest, picnicking, swimming in spring fed freshwater creeks & fishing.


Within 1½ km of the Tavern 220 bird species have been recorded as well as many mammals, reptiles, insects, butterflies and plants. It is easy just spending a day just relaxing at your accommodation and waiting for the wildlife to come to you.

Some of the more sought after species of birds recorded in the area include: Red-necked Crake, Bush-hen, Double-eyed Fig-Parrot, owls such as Barking, Sooty Owl (Lesser), and Barn, Grey-headed Robin (Local migrant)and Pied Monarch. The Emerald Dove, Papuan Frogmouth and Noisy Pitta breed in the grounds as do many of the smaller passerine species such as Large-billed Scrubwren, Large-billed and Fairy Gerygone, Macleay's, Yellow-spotted and Graceful Honeyeater, Pale-yellow Robin, Little Shrike-thrush, Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Spectacled Monarch, Cicadabird and Spotted Catbird.

Platypus Pond

Stroll down to the Platypus pond and take your place on the water’s edge. Watch for our resident platypus and turtles ducking & weaving through the water lillies.

Great Barrier Reef and Estuary Tours

  • Aristocat Outer Barrier Reef – snorkel and dive
  • Poseidon Outer Barrier Reef – snorkel and dive
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef
  • Sailaway – Low Isles
  • Lady Douglas – Port Douglas inlet – crocodile spotting
  • Solar Whisper – Daintree River


  • World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest to Cape Tribulation along the way you can visit for example the Daintree Discovery Centre, walk the Jindalba Boardwalk and a guided tour at Cooper’s Creek
  • Mossman Gorge (Daintree National Park) and Kuku Yulangi Tours
  • Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway

Tropical Tablelands

Explore: Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine, Lake Tinnaroo, Waterfall Circuit,
Millaa Millaa Falls, Malanda Organic Dairy and cheese tasting, Granite Gorge, Chrystal Caves – Atherton, Mareeba Coffee Works, Skybury Coffee Centre,
Mt Uncle Distillery, The Golden Drop Mango winery – Mareeba,
Historical Herberton Village.