10 great reasons to stay at Mt Mulligan Lodge:

  • each guest room has its own electric buggy for exploring the property

  • a central pool and sun terrace provide plenty of space for relaxing

  • on-site activities include an outback sunrise tour, excursions to the old Mount Mulligan coal mine and now empty township, and the old Tyrconnell gold mine

  • other activities include fishing for barramundi, paddling on the weir, bird and wildlife watching, cattle mustering and Dark Sky watching

  • take an ATV tour of the property and discover hidden valleys, rocky rivers and mobs of cattle

  • Mt. Mulligan Lodge is a remote luxury outback stay an easy helicopter ride from Cairns

  • a highlight of the 28,000 hectare property is the dramatic 18km long escarpment of Mount Mulligan, rich in ochre colours and sunset tones

  • meals are taken in the main pavilion and feature locally sourced and seasonal foods, and great Australian wines and beers

  • accommodation is in a mix of luxurious Outback Rooms, Suites and Pavilions to suit couples, friends and families

  • daily rate includes your luxury accommodation, all meals & a selection of drinks, mini-bar and a daily outdoor experience


Mt. Mulligan Lodge is a remote luxury stay far from the rushing crowds. In fact it’s far away from civilisation of any kind, but is blessed with a fantastic outback setting, enormous escarpment, large working farm and beautiful lodge.

Mount Mulligan has its recent roots as a large pastoral station covering 28,000 hectares. It is endowed with a rich history of farming, coal and gold mining and guests get plenty of opportunities to explore this fascinating heritage. Other activities include farm tours and experiences, heli scenic flights, wildlife and sunset tours, and star-gazing in the clear dark outback sky.

The new-built lodge caters for just 16 people at any time, so your stay is intimate and personal. Accommodation is in beautiful Outback Rooms, Outback Suites or Outback Pavilions. These all feature a natural palette of country colours that bring the outside in and leave a feeling of gentle relaxation.

The Outback Rooms sit around the cool leafy weir, a tree-lined waterway central to the property. High ceilings and deep verandahs create a cool spacious environment, with the verandahs opening out to views of the escarpment. Each room also has an outdoor corrugated bath for serious relaxation. Furnishings are stylishly simple, with plenty of natural timbers and fabrics. All rooms come with yoga mats and an electric buggy.

The Outback Suites are almost double the size of the Outback Rooms, with a separate lounge area, complete with a designer wood-burning stove. A second verandah space also has room for an outdoor table as well as a corrugated bath. The suite decor features the same outback palette of colours as the lodge rooms and the furniture is minimalist and pleasing to the eye.

The Outback Pavilions combine a suite and a lodge room, giving a two-bedroom space with a lounge and large deck area. This is an ideal space for a family group or two couples travelling together. With two bathrooms, two outdoor baths, an outdoor table and two electric buggies there is plenty for everyone.

The cuisine at Mt. Mulligan Lodge reflects its outback setting, with a contemporary menu of local and seasonal foods - beef, kangaroo, fish, and indigenous herbs and flavours like wattle seed and lemon myrtle. Dishes are light and refreshing, with a mix of tropical, homestead and fusion elements.

Mt Mulligan Lodge is a stunning 50 minute helicopter flight from Cairns. Or, if you are experienced driving on 4WD dirt roads, it’s a 3 - 4 hour drive from the city. Driving is not recommended in the wet season due to possible road closures. Heli is definitely the preferred option, and there are also private transfers by road available as well.


rates at Mt. Mulligan Lodge - from $AU 1,700 per room per night for 2