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 […]

Wonderful testimonial

Wonderful testimonial

So proud to have 100% record of Happy Customers visiting us here at Sweetwater in the Port Douglas Hinterland/Northern tip of the Atherton Tablelands. We often host guests from the Netherlands working closely with an agent over there who tailor make wonderful extended holiday travelling experiences for their clients. Here is […]

Partnership with Holiday Cars

Partnership with Holiday Cars

Sweetwater, being a premier location/holiday accommodation provider in Far North Queensland for the self drive market, is proud to announce our recent partnership with HOLIDAYCARS.COM. Our guests can now get access to a 15% discount off all the major rental car companies including Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Thrifty among several […]

A Beautiful time of year here at Sweetwater

A Beautiful time of year here at Sweetwater

Back to cool starry nights up here in the mountains of the Port Douglas hinterland, brisk early mornings, crisp grass for the wallabies, and wonderful long sunny days! A truly magical time of year here at Sweetwater. The grass is green and the creek is cold but not too cold to […]

Towing our Beautiful Gypsy Wagon to its new Location

Towing our Beautiful Gypsy Wagon to its new Location

13 October marked a special day in our calendar as we towed our Gypsy Wagon down to its new purpose built location. This has been a labour of love! Hand crafted in its entirety by Glenn on our property it is truly bespoke, unique and full of character. It now simply […]

Infrastructure for Sweetwater Glamping

Infrastructure for Sweetwater Glamping

Getting closer to setting up our purpose built Glamping site here at Sweetwater. Power has been run and we’re in the swing of creating a gorgeous outdoor area to include kitchen with gas stove, dining table and chairs, open fireplace with bbq plate, stone couch (…with cushions of course!!) and outdoor […]

Gypsy Wagon – unique accommodation coming soon

Gypsy Wagon – unique accommodation coming soon

We’re really proud to present our new hand built full size gypsy wagon styled on the traditional Romany gypsy wagons of old but with a distinctly modern and Australian twist in line with everything we do here at Sweetwater Lodge. This beautiful addition to our accommodation options at Sweetwater will offer […]

Bird-watching Update – March 2016

Bird-watching Update – March 2016

The Blue-faced Parrot Finches are back again! Feeding on the tall grasses close to the second lodge and also around the gate through to our private rainforest. How amazing to watch them from your verandah here at Sweetwater Lodge?! We will be adding a few species to our property bird list […]