Our Gorgeous Swimming Hole

Our Gorgeous Swimming Hole

Our gorgeous swimming hole here at Sweetwater just after all the soaking rain we had which brought our creeks back to absolute splendour. So much sand on the bottom now and such refreshing water, invigorating after a dip. We have enjoyed many sightings of the platypus too since the big rain. […]

The Big Wet

The Big Wet

Well the recent deluges as a result of monsoonal activity and the subsequent rainfall have returned our creeks to their resplendent best! Hunter’s Creek which runs right through Sweetwater is just stunning. On our walk down to the creek yesterday morning and with water raging past we watched our platypus at […]

Beautiful Tropical Summer Sunset

Beautiful Tropical Summer Sunset

This is Quaids Dam or Mitchell Lakes just a 15 minute drive from Sweetwater and a wonderful spot for all keen photographers, bird-watchers and nature lovers. At this time of year it is constantly changing, recent rain has boosted the water levels and bird-watching there is simply a delight. The colours […]

Rain and Sunshine, back to Green Pastures!

Rain and Sunshine, back to Green Pastures!

Recent rain has been very welcome after such a long period without it over Christmas and New Year. The Birds are coming back out to play! The recent rain has at last returned our pastures back to the lush green so well known in Julatten, the creeks are swelling and birds […]

Food Hampers and additional activities and facilities

Food Hampers and additional activities and facilities

We continue to offer very high quality accommodation in our two beautiful self contained private lodges and also our newest addition, our hand-crafted Gypsy Wagon Glamping experience here in the Port Douglas Hinterland and northern tip of the Atherton Tablelands. High quality food hampers are now available (at an additional price) […]

Proud of our Reviews

Proud of our Reviews

5 * and proud! Just wanted to share a recent review with you that pretty much sums up everything our guests say about Sweetwater. We put in a huge amount of love and care into providing the very best accommodation possible in our stunning location and pride ourselves on offering outstanding […]

Red-backed Fairy Wren

Red-backed Fairy Wren

Here’s a close-up of the Red-backed Fairy Wren taken by one of our guests Toni Moran from www.earthdreaming.com.au recently here on the grounds. The birds are in abundance at the moment loving the early flowering honey flora around the lodges and swooping down to enjoy the sprinklers as we water the […]

Platypus

Platypus

Here’s a great photo of our resident platypus taken by one of our guests Toni Moran a couple of weeks ago. Toni is a professional photographer and you can view some of her images at http://www.earthdreaming.com.au The photo was taken in the morning in our Platypus Pond, a beautiful area of […]

Golden Bowerbird at Sweetwater Lodge

Golden Bowerbird at Sweetwater Lodge

Last week our Melbourne guests thoroughly enjoyed their birding experience here at Sweetwater. Sightings included the rare White Goshawk, Golden Bowerbird, Satin Bowerbird and the Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo in addition to the Blue-faced Parrot Finch. Our guests showed their photography prowess and managed to get a great shot of this juvenile male […]

Gypsy Wagon Glamping Port Douglas Hinterland

Gypsy Wagon Glamping Port Douglas Hinterland

We’re very excited to be able to bring you a unique NEW Sweetwater getaway experience: Gypsy Wagon Glamping in the Port Douglas Hinterland/Northern Atherton Tablelands in our Private Natural Paradise. Our gorgeous hand-crafted Gypsy Wagon is now ready for us to share with discerning “glampers” who enjoy creature comforts while just […]