Tinaroo Wilderness Retreat is situated on over 2 acres of beautiful bushland next to Lake Tinaroo. The cottage is totally private and backs into a reserve. Only a short stroll to the lake and is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife. 3 minute drive to Black Gully boat ramp, 12 minutes to Atherton mountain bike park, and Mount Baldy walking trail. It has it all — fishing, hiking, mountain biking, water sports.
“"This is one of my favourite air bnb's and we have to come back a few times per year!" These are the words of my wife after a two night stay at this wonderful place. My wife and I are locals to Far North Queensland and we enjoy camping as well as the odd local air bnb stay. Tinaroo Wilderness Retreat is the best of both worlds! This 2 bedroom 'shed' is set up like a house with beautiful features such as quality tiling, flooring, kitchen etc with everything stylish and cosy. The major draws to this property are the privacy (2 acres with nature reserves and corridors), stunning outdoor bath within the trees, huge firepit in the yard, large balcony with stunning features and outlook. Nature abounds with wallabies and honeyeaters everywhere! Everything you need is here with quality bedding, full kitchen with stove, oven and outside bbq, full size fridge/freezer, indoor heater and every conceivable cooking gear/utensil etc you may need. The location is walking distance to some areas of the lake, with boat ramps, camping and day use areas just a few minutes drive away (very handy if you have watersports in mind). It is also a good base to explore the Atherton Tablelands with many quaint country towns, historic pubs, waterfalls and nature spots everywhere within easy driving distances. Helen was such a pleasure to deal with, with prompt and warm communication and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks again Helen, we love your property and will definitely be back again soon...”
Whether you are to the Atherton Tablelands on a journey of discovery, visiting family or need to recharge your batteries we invite you to stay in Tolga. Our hobby farm is located an easy 5 mins from cafes and monthly farmers market and 10 mins from fishing, skiing or sailing at Tinaroo Dam and the Rail Trail, mountain bike tracks and facilities of Atherton. Within 30-40 mins drive are the attractions of Mareeba, Malanda and the historic town of Herberton.
“This is a perfect retreat with beautiful surroundings and all the amenities one could want or need. The place is quite spacious, so it would work for couples or small families even and it is close to Tolga and Atherton but still surrounded by nature and serene. I had a great weekend away to recharge my batteries and would highly recommend this place! Jackie and Matt are awesome hosts and the communication was excellent. I’d love to come back one day!”
Large bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet/utility room. Large private patio area with comfortable lounges and well equipped outdoor kitchen with bbq, Hotplate, Skillet pan, Toaster, Sandwich maker and Jug . Picnic table and chairs overlooking Johnston River. Private rain forest acreage approx 750mtrs from town centre and approx 1k from Malanda Falls . Abundance of wildlife on property.
“Riverside Retreat is an absolutely lovely place to stay- excellently equipped, cosy on the very cold winter's mornings we were there, peaceful and restful, with delicious breakfast provisions. Sandy and Bruce are the most generous, friendly and welcoming hosts. Soapmaking class with Sandy was so much fun and we loved the Malanda markets. We highly recommend and would love to visit Riverside Retreat again!”