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Accommodation and Facilities

Our two luxury retreats are perched on a hill in an open setting overlooking the rainforest and creek beyond, and surrounded by the awe-inspiring Mt Lewis mountain range in Julatten, at the northern tip of the Atherton Tablelands, and adjoinging the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics.
The spacious cottages, each accommodating 2 people and ideal for couples, are situated 50m apart separated by established gardens and each surrounded by a cooling tropical garden, adding to nature’s charms and your sense of well-being.
The private accommodation is very well appointed with modern conveniences and fitted throughout with custom-made Australian style furniture, built from North Queensland timbers. Artwork by renowned local landscape artist Louise Derry adds to the ambience. Every effort has been made to ensure your absolute comfort during your stay with us.
Sweetwater’s unique luxury accommodation is ideal for city breaks, weekends away, nature lovers, weddings, honeymoons, romantic getaways, bird-watchers, rest and relaxation, and creative pursuits for people in search of a little bit extra!


Accommodation consists of 2 x private retreats, self contained, each accommodating two people in king bed/king twin configuration with a luxury en-suite bathroom, cosy living area, spacious verandah with well equipped kitchen and stunning mountain views.

Accommodation Features

Luxurious king size bed with comfy duvets, (king twin configuration also available), lounge, coffee table, log fire, lcd tv, internet, air conditioning, fan, desk, tea and coffee facilities, fridge, iron and ironing board, clothes rack, picnic basket, hammock, binoculars, creek towels, timber floorboards throughout.
A spacious verandah adjoins the main living area with quality kitchen facilities including a 4 burner ceramic cook top, weber bbq, microwave oven, dining table and chairs.
The en-suite bathroom includes a spa bath, a separate spacious indoor/outdoor rain head shower, and a hairdryer. Solar hot water system.

Included for your enjoyment:

Flowers, fresh local Tableland coffee, tea, biscuits, herbal teas, sugar, milk, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cooking oil, plain flour, salt, cracked black pepper, and mixed herbs.
Bathroom amenities are also provided for your convenience.
A variety of magazines, books and cards are also available for your personal use during your stay.

Internet access.

Available upon request at additional charge, (minimum 48 hours notice):

Continental Breakfast Hamper – Fresh bread, butter, selection of spreads and jams, muesli, plain greek yoghurt or fruit yoghurt, seasonal tropical fruit platter, orange juice. $50.00/couple

Full Breakfast Hamper – Free range eggs (2/pp), bacon (2/pp), tomato, sausage (1/pp), fresh bread (2 slices/pp), butter, spreads and jams, orange juice. $60.00/couple

Smoked Salmon – Free range eggs (2/pp), smoked salmon, fresh bread and butter, tropical fruit platter, orange juice.
$ 50.00/couple


DINNER+BREAKFAST Hamper:  $ 170/couple – please enquire for full details.

FOOD OPTIONS – 48 hours notice minimum– food freshly prepared and delivered to your fridge for you to cook at your leisure in the privacy of your lodge/Gypsy Wagon.

Breakfast provisions to include: Tropical fruit platter, milk, 4 x eggs, Bacon x 4 slices, sausages x 2, tomotoes, bread, butter and jams.

Choice of:

  • Seasoned Fillet Steaks ready for the barbie, served with two freshly made accompanying salads, salad dressing and herb butter.
  • Seasoned Barramundi fillets ready to be pan fried served with two freshly made accompanying salads, salad dressing and lemon wedges.
  • Locally made Barramundi Spring Rolls ready for shallow frying served with side of fried rice ready to be re-heated and crunchy Asian style salad with sweet chilli sauce
  • Marinated Chicken Wingettes ready for the barbie, served with a side of fried rice ready to be re-heated and fresh garden salad with dressing.
  • Locally made Vegetarian Spring Rolls ready for shallow frying served with crunchy salad and side of fried rice ready to be re-heated. * Also available Gluten Free.


The retreats are serviced once at the end of a seven day period to ensure guests’ privacy.

Clothes laundering is available at an additional charge. $ 20/load washed, dried and folded.

Picnic shelter facility

50 square metres of covered area with dining/kitchen and bbq facility situated on the creek’s edge overlooking the platypus pond. Wander down to the creek and listen to the rush of water flow over the rocks. Watch for the abundant birdlife, spot our resident platypus and look out for the electric blue Ulysees butterfly. Watch the sun set over the mountains. Enjoy the beauty of the night sky, spot the milky-way and watch the moon come up while sitting around a warm fire at the outdoor fireplace. Simply enjoy a picnic or relaxing on the sun lounges down by the cool of the creek on a warm sunny day.
Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate!

Platypus Pond

Stroll down to the Platypus pond and take your place on the water’s edge. Have a paddle in our refreshing and rejuvenating spring- fed freshwater creek. Watch the birds swoop through the rainforest along the creek and dive down to feed off the surface of the water. Look out for the Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher during the summer months. Feast your eyes on the changing moods and colours of the natural canvas surrounding you.

Chill out down at the creek

Take your favourite book and string up your hammock on the water’s edge and set yourself up for a rare moment of self indulgence surrounded by nature’s symphony. After indulging in nature’s abundance away from everyday pressures, retreat to the privacy of your own lodge for a warm spa bath and a glass of wine on your verandah as you watch the sun set behind the mountains.

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