Mount Mulligan Lodge

Located on an entirely private 28,000 hectare outback property 160km north-west of Cairns, Mt Mulligan Lodge accommodates just 20 indulged guests at any one time, ensuring a rugged and intimate escape.

Offering all-inclusive luxury accommodation in the shadow of majestic Mount Mulligan, the lodge features four different accommodation types, a beautifully designed main pavilion for guest meals and relaxation, an infinity pool and sunset bar. Each guest room at Mt Mulligan Lodge is also assigned its own electric buggy for guests to zip to the communal Main Pavilion or the Sunset Bar.

A range of experiences have been designed to make the most of the rugged outback territory.  Mt Mulligan Lodge offers guided tours of the goldfields including a demonstration of Australia’s oldest operating gold crusher at Tyrconnell, exploration of the historic Mount Mulligan coal mine and abandoned township, ATV adventures discovering the history and beauty of the region, chef-prepared gourmet picnic hampers, wildlife spotting, sunset drinks overlooking the escarpment, stargazing, hikes around the southern face of Mount Mulligan, barramundi fishing in the weir, scenic helicopter flights and the chance to experience the day-to-day operations of a working cattle station.

The lodge accommodates just 16 guests in spacious guest retreats that complement the landscape and offer a luxurious and charming take on pastoral living. Each retreat is a sanctuary overlooking a eucalyptus-fringed weir and views of the ever-changing moods of Mount Mulligan.

The spacious retreats are contemporary and luxurious; yet retain a raw external charm with their spotted gum timber cladding, pitched roofs and deep verandahs. Inside, the earthy-tones of the plush linen, sisal rugs and lavish leather furniture give a rich sense of place, mirroring the hues found in the landscape outside. With its dark grey stone tiles and bronze fittings, the ensuite bathroom is both luxurious and calming. Slide open the glass and timber doors onto your private deck to run a deep outdoor bath, offering uninterrupted views of the Northern Queensland outback.

The spacious retreats are made for flexibility: the Outback Room is perfect for those travelling individually or as a duo, while the Outback Suite, with its adjoining lounge room, is ideal for those looking for additional space to unwind. The lounge is spacious, with a cosy wood-burning fire and private deck. The Outback Pavilion is the ultimate getaway for families and groups, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a communal lounge. One of the pavilions is wheelchair accessible and guests are assigned their own electric buggy to explore the sprawling property with ease.

Additional features in all retreats include; complimentary room mini-bar, daily housekeeping, optional climate control, complimentary laundry service, wi-fi, binoculars, yoga mats, music system (with MP3 input) and a safe. There are no TVs in any of the room types.

Rooms

The lodge accommodates just 16 guests in spacious guest retreats that complement the landscape and offer a luxurious and charming take on pastoral living. Each retreat is a sanctuary overlooking a eucalyptus-fringed weir and views of the ever-changing moods of Mount Mulligan.

The spacious retreats are contemporary and luxurious; yet retain a raw external charm with their spotted gum timber cladding, pitched roofs and deep verandahs. Inside, the earthy-tones of the plush linen, sisal rugs and lavish leather furniture give a rich sense of place, mirroring the hues found in the landscape outside. With its dark grey stone tiles and bronze fittings, the ensuite bathroom is both luxurious and calming. Slide open the glass and timber doors onto your private deck to run a deep outdoor bath, offering uninterrupted views of the Northern Queensland outback.

All-Inclusive Accommodation Includes:

  • Three Gourmet Meals Daily
  • Quality Australian beer, Wine And Soft Drinks
  • All-Inclusive Mini Bar
  • Daily Curated Mount Mulligan Experience

OUTBACK ROOM

from $765 per person per night twin share with a minimum 4 night stay

The Outback Room, perfect for those travelling individually or as a duo, is situated on the water’s edge of a sparkling eucalyptus-fringed weir and captures the majestic beauty and moods of the 18-kilometre long sandstone escarpment of Mount Mulligan.

The spacious Outback Room is contemporary and luxurious; yet retains a raw external charm with its spotted gum timber cladding, pitched cathedral ceiling and deep verandah. Inside, the earthy-tones of the fine linen, sisal rug and dark green wall panelling give a rich sense of place, mirroring the colours found in the outback environment outside. With its dark grey natural stone tiles and bronze fittings, the ensuite bathroom is both luxurious and calming. On your private verandah, a corrugated iron water tank has been re-purposed as a deep outdoor bath, orientated to capture uninterrupted views of the Australian outback.

Room size: 52 sq.m
Verandah size: 28 sq.m
Outdoor bath tub
Your own electric buggy

OUTBACK ROOM SERVICES & AMENITIES

  • King Bed or Twin Beds
  • Outdoor bath tub
  • Air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fan
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Daily room service
  • Linen, towels and bathrobes
  • LaGaia toiletries
  • Gourmet mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Verandah
  • Yoga mats
  • Complimentary water bottles

Outback Suite

from $1080 per person per night twin share with a minimum 4 night stay

The Outback Suite, with its adjoining lounge room, is ideal for those looking for additional space to unwind in. The lounge is spacious, with a cosy wood-burning fire place, buttery tan leather furniture, and private deck with rounded outdoor dining table offering captivating views of the sparkling weir and the imposing ridges of Mount Mulligan.

The spacious Outback Suite is contemporary and luxurious; yet retains a raw external charm with its spotted gum timber cladding, pitched cathedral ceiling and deep verandah. Inside, the earthy-tones of the fine linen, sisal rug, and dark green wall panelling give a rich sense of place, mirroring the colours found in the outback environment outside. With its dark grey natural stone tiles and bronze fittings, the ensuite bathroom is both luxurious and calming. On your private verandah, a corrugated iron water tank has been re-purposed as a deep outdoor bath, orientated to capture uninterrupted views of the Australian outback.

Room size: 89 sq.m
Verandah size: 46 sq.m
Lounge area
Outdoor bath tub
Your own electric buggy

OUTBACK SUITE SERVICES & AMENITIES

  • King Bed or Twin Beds
  • Separate lounge area with wood-burning fire place
  • Outdoor bath tub
  • Air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fans
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Daily room service
  • Linen, towels and bathrobes
  • LaGaia toiletries
  • Gourmet mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Verandah
  • Yoga mats
  • Complimentary water bottles

Outback Pavilion

from $1485 per person per night twin share with a minimum 4 night stay

The Outback Pavilion, a combination of an Outback Room and Outback Suite, is the ultimate getaway for families and groups, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a communal lounge.  The lounge is spacious, with a cosy wood-burning fire place, buttery tan leather furniture, and private deck with rounded outdoor dining table offering captivating views of the sparkling weir and the imposing ridges of Mount Mulligan.

The generously-sized Outback Pavilion is contemporary and luxurious; yet retains a raw external charm with its spotted gum timber cladding, pitched cathedral ceiling and deep verandahs. Inside, the earthy-tones of the fine linen, sisal rug, and dark green wall panelling give a rich sense of place, mirroring the colours found in the outback environment outside. With its dark grey natural stone tiles and bronze fittings, the ensuite bathrooms are both luxurious and calming. On your private verandahs, a corrugated iron water tank has been re-purposed as a deep outdoor bath, orientated to capture uninterrupted views of the Australian outback.

Room size: 145 sq.m
Verandah size: 74 sq.m
2 x bathrooms
2 x bedrooms
2 x outdoor bath tubs
2 x electric buggies
Shared lounge area

OUTBACK PAVILION SERVICES & AMENITIES

  • 2 x rooms with King Beds or Twin Beds, depending on configuration
  • Shared lounge area with wood-burning fire place
  • 2 x bathrooms
  • 2 x outdoor bath tubs
  • Air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fans
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Daily room service
  • Linen, towels and bathrobes
  • LaGaia toiletries
  • Gourmet mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Verandah
  • Yoga mats
  • Complimentary water bottles

Included Signature Experiences

MT MULLIGAN OLD TOWNSHIP & COAL MINE TOUR

Now a ghost town, the remains of the Mount Mulligan township are rich in history. Originally laid out in 1912 and abandoned in 1958, the once busy coal mining town now only consists of a cemetery, a single residence which was the former hospital, a chimney stack, and the electricity generator. The Mount Mulligan coal mine opened in 1915 but is sadly the site of Queensland’s worst mining disaster which took 75 workers lives in 1921. The derelict remains of the township and mine are eerie yet visually arresting and give an insight into how coal mines operated during that era.

The township and mine can be explored by foot or ATV.

 

MOUNT MULLIGAN CEMETERY

Mount Mulligan Cemetery was established to serve the little town that sprang up in the early 20th century following the discovery of coal. Most of the headstones at the Mount Mulligan cemetery are dated 19 September 1921, the date of the gigantic coal dust explosion that claimed the lives of all 75 men working underground at the time. Those killed in the explosion made up approximately one quarter of the town’s population, leaving women widowed and children fatherless.

 

TYRCONNELL GOLD MINE

Wind back time to the Australian Gold Rush era and explore the once operational Tyrconnell Gold Mine, the most famous mine on the Hodgkinson goldfield. Much of the infrastructure remains untouched, allowing visitors to uncover the history of this captivating site. Explore the site on a guided tour and view its 10-head gold stamper and a sleepy miner’s cottage. In its heyday of the 1930s around 100 people worked at the mine, earning about three pounds a week.

 

THE LOOKOUT

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun rise over the Hodgkinson Valley as Mount Mulligan wakes and dominates the surrounding landscape of gently rolling hills.  Just a 10 to 15 minute ATV ride from the lodge, along the old railway tracks used for transporting coal from Mount Mulligan mine to Dimbulah, The Lookout is a great location to paint, photograph or enjoy a picnic from.

 

FLORA & FAUNA

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies often spotted around the lodge and frequent opportunities to sight rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras and noisy friar birds to name a few species. Each year more than 50 new species of plants, algae, lichens and fungi are discovered in Queensland. In 2017, a plant species was discovered on Mount Mulligan and it’s the only place it grows in the world. When discovering the property, take one of our Mount Mulligan Naturalist Charts and identify the plants and animals around you.

 

BARRAMUNDI FISHING

The weir at Mount Mulligan is home to Australian Barramundi. Cast your line from the riverbank or a kayak and try your luck. Mature Barramundi can be brought back to the lodge and prepared to your liking by the Chef.

 

SUNSET BAR

Head over to our rustic Sunset Bar and enjoy a sun-downer as you watch Mount Mulligan escarpment come alive as the sun sets. Only a short 2-minute electric buggy ride from the lodge; bring a camera, grab a drink, meet fellow travellers, enjoy the sunset and take in the magical scenery!

 

OUTBACK ASTRONOMY STARGAZING

As darkness falls, the outback sky turns a black velvet and a star-speckled blanket appears over the remote landscape.  Our Outback Astronomy experience takes place just after sunset and takes guests on a celestial appreciation tour through the southern night sky. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the galaxy above using our resident telescope and learn about the varying constellations, stars and planets from an informative guide.

 

CATTLE MUSTERING

Mount Mulligan is a 28,000-hectare working cattle station. Year-round cattle roam the property and cattle mustering is conducted on the property several times per year. Ask our reservation team for cattle mustering dates as guests can enjoy the full outback Australian experience by trying their hand at cattle mustering.

 

ATV BRANCH TOUR

For those who love adventure, nothing beats getting behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) exploring boulder-strewn creeks, navigating outback tracks and meeting the bovine locals before resting at the picturesque south end of Mount Mulligan, known as The Branch, to delight in a morning tea of freshly made treats.

 

PADDLE BOARDING

Mt Mulligan Lodge provides stand-up paddle boards so you can enjoy some light exercise whilst taking in the scenery on the weir. You might even be lucky enough to sight a platypus!

 

KAYAKING

Experience the beauty of the weir from a kayak! Gently paddling at your own pace, take-in the scenery and silence of the outback. Alternatively, pack a fishing rod and ‘yak angle’ for some Barramundi from the comforts of your kayak.

Sustainability

Mt Mulligan Lodge is continuously expanding its efforts to tackle sustainability issues by focusing on the goals that can have the most impact.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • Implementation of a waste minimisation program, including limiting excess packaging, composting and glass crushing
  • Water tanks that allow for the water to be recycled and used for irrigation and watering
  • All organic waste from the kitchen is composted or fed to local livestock
  • Minimising the use of single-use plastics and packaging throughout the property, kitchen, restaurant and rooms

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • We are a supporter of the local economy, working with local suppliers for everything from food and beverage to art and activities offered to our guests
  • Our partnership with Ganbina, Australia’s most successful Indigenous school to work transition program, allows us to help Indigenous high school students to finish school, undertake further study or train and secure meaningful employment. Their model is now being applied at Ignatius Park College in Townsville with the support of the Morris Family Foundation
  • Our partnership with Thrive Refugee Enterprise allows us to help refugees in finding decent employment when arriving in Australia, to assist them in achieving long-term financial security

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Mt Mulligan Lodge donates $50 per guest stay to the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund, supporting projects that protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef Keepers Fund has funded research and protection initiatives run by James Cook University, World Wildlife Fund and the Australian Marine Conservation Society
  • The removal of single use in-room amenities to reduce excess plastic waste. We are constantly on the lookout to reduce this further; ways we have actioned this include the introduction of washable slippers made from 100% recyclable materials and refillable toiletry dispensers
  • Discouraging our guests from using plastics that may end up in the waterways we provide stainless steel water bottles as an environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic water bottles
  • Mt Mulligan Lodge supports the anti-straw movement to help clean up our oceans. Paper straws are available upon request
  • Supporting the Australian Marine Conservation Society in their ‘Good Fish Project’, that promotes sustainable consumption of Australian seafood

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • We adopt a nose-to-tail philosophy in our kitchen. This involves buying whole animals, practicing butchery in-house and using all off-cuts to minimise food waste
  • Our support of ‘Farmers For Climate Action’ reduces communication barriers between farmers, political parties and the media that assists farmers in voicing their climate change concerns
  • We work with local suppliers in the Far North Queensland region to source local, organic, free range, fair trade, biodynamic and sustainably-farmed produce and products

 

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • The lodge is primarily powered by solar energy and batteries
  • The Northern Escape Collection has partnered with Greenfleet to offset the carbon emissions of guests’ helicopter flights to Mt Mulligan Lodge. Our native forests take carbon from the atmosphere to restore and protect our climate, but they also do much more. Greenfleet utilises offset donations to plant a variety of native trees in permanent forests across Australia and New Zealand that help to reduce salinity and soil erosion, provide essential habitat for native wildlife and offer much needed resilience in our precious landscape.

From $765

per person per night twin share with a minimum 4 night stay

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