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MOUNT MULLIGAN LODGE

150kms north-west of Cairns, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers luxury outback accommodation on a secluded 28,000-hectare heritage property in remote North Queensland with indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. The property bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush and now operates as a working cattle station with Mt Mulligan dominating the surrounding landscape. The lodge overlooks a sparkling weir and is accessed from Cairns via a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight or a 2.5-hour 4WD adventure. Only 16 indulged guests at any one time, the lodge welcomes children of all ages. Private jet charter flights are the ultimate means of access to this unspoiled location.

All stays at Mt Mulligan Lodge include three gourmet meals daily prepared by our acclaimed kitchen team, unlimited Australian beer, wine, soft drinks and daily group activities. 

Rooms each with →

2 Guests
Pavilion 4 Guests

1 Bedroom
Pavilion 2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom
Pavilion 2 Bathrooms

Communal Pool

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FROM AUD$1700 per night
Minimum stay: 2 nights
(or 3 – 5 nights depending on package)
Extra beds: available on request
Baggage restrictions apply in the helicopter

ACTIVITIES
  • Kayaking / Paddle Boarding
  • ATV Branch Tour
  • Cattle Mustering
  • Barramundi Fishing
  • Wildlife and Birdwatching
  • The Lookout
  • Township / Coal Mine Tour
  • Tyrconnell Gold Mine
  • Mt Mulligan Cemetery
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
ACTIVITIES
  • Kayaking / Paddle Boarding
  • ATV Branch Tour
  • Cattle Mustering
  • Barramundi Fishing
  • Wildlife and Birdwatching
  • The Lookout
  • Township / Coal Mine Tour
  • Tyrconnell Gold Mine
  • Mt Mulligan Cemetery
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
KAYAKING / PADDLE BOARDING

Mt Mulligan Lodge provides stand-up paddle boards and kayaks so you can enjoy some light exercise whilst taking in the scenery on the weir. You might even be lucky enough to sight a platypus! Gently paddling at your own pace, take-in the scenery and silence of the outback. Alternatively, pack a fishing rod and ‘yak angle’ for some Barramundi from the comfort of your kayak.

KAYAKING / PADDLE BOARDING

Mt Mulligan Lodge provides stand-up paddle boards and kayaks so you can enjoy some light exercise whilst taking in the scenery on the weir. You might even be lucky enough to sight a platypus! Gently paddling at your own pace, take-in the scenery and silence of the outback. Alternatively, pack a fishing rod and ‘yak angle’ for some Barramundi from the comfort of your kayak.

ATV BRANCH TOUR

For those who love adventure, nothing beats getting behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) exploring boulder-strewn creeks, navigating outback tracks and meeting the bovine locals before resting at the picturesque south end of Mount Mulligan, known as The Branch, to delight in a morning tea of freshly made treats.

CATTLE MUSTERING

Mount Mulligan is a 28,000-hectare working cattle station. Year-round cattle roam the property and cattle mustering is conducted on the property several times per year. When making your reservation be sure to ask us about cattle mustering dates so you can enjoy the full outback Australian experience by trying your hand at cattle mustering.

BARRAMUNDI FISHING

The weir at Mount Mulligan is home to Australian Barramundi. Cast your line from the riverbank or a kayak and try your luck. Mature Barramundi can be brought back to the lodge and prepared to your liking by the Chef.

WILDLIFE AND BIRDWATCHING

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies often spotted around the lodge and frequent opportunities to sight rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras and noisy friar birds to name a few species. Each year more than 50 new species of plants, algae, lichens and fungi are discovered in Queensland. In 2017, a plant species was discovered on Mount Mulligan and it’s the only place it grows in the world. When discovering the property, take a Mount Mulligan Naturalist Chart and identify the plants and animals around you.

THE LOOKOUT

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun rise over the Hodgkinson Valley as Mount Mulligan wakes and dominates the surrounding landscape of gently rolling hills. Just a 10 to 15 minute ATV ride from the lodge, along the old railway tracks used for transporting coal from Mount Mulligan mine to Dimbulah, The Lookout is a great location to paint, photograph or enjoy a picnic from.

TOWNSHIP / COAL MINE TOUR

Now a ghost town, the remains of the Mount Mulligan township are rich in history. Originally laid out in 1912 and abandoned in 1958, the once busy coal mining town now only consists of a cemetery, a single residence which was the former hospital, a chimney stack, and the electricity generator. The Mount Mulligan coal mine opened in 1915 but is sadly the site of Queensland’s worst mining disaster which took 75 workers lives in 1921. The derelict remains of the township and mine are eerie yet visually arresting and give an insight into how coal mines operated during that era. The township and mine can be explored by foot or ATV.

TYRCONNELL GOLD MINE

Wind back time to the Australian Gold Rush era and explore the once operational Tyrconnell Gold Mine, the most famous mine on the Hodgkinson goldfield. Much of the infrastructure remains untouched, allowing visitors to uncover the history of this captivating site. Explore the site on a guided tour and view its 10-head gold stamper and a sleepy miner’s cottage. In its heyday of the 1930s around 100 people worked at the mine, earning about three pounds a week.

MT MULLIGAN CEMETERY

Mount Mulligan Cemetery was established to serve the little town that sprang up in the early 20th century following the discovery of coal. Most of the headstones at the Mount Mulligan cemetery are dated 19 September 1921, the date of the gigantic coal dust explosion that claimed the lives of all 75 men working underground at the time. Those killed in the explosion made up approximately one quarter of the town’s population, leaving women widowed and children fatherless.

HELICOPTER SCENIC FLIGHT

Take a scenic helicopter charter flight over the 18km sandstone ridge of Mount Mulligan, a natural Australian landmark rich in Aboriginal culture, and the surrounding region.

ATV BRANCH TOUR

For those who love adventure, nothing beats getting behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) exploring boulder-strewn creeks, navigating outback tracks and meeting the bovine locals before resting at the picturesque south end of Mount Mulligan, known as The Branch, to delight in a morning tea of freshly made treats.

CATTLE MUSTERING

Mount Mulligan is a 28,000-hectare working cattle station. Year-round cattle roam the property and cattle mustering is conducted on the property several times per year. When making your reservation be sure to ask us about cattle mustering dates so you can enjoy the full outback Australian experience by trying your hand at cattle mustering.

BARRAMUNDI FISHING

The weir at Mount Mulligan is home to Australian Barramundi. Cast your line from the riverbank or a kayak and try your luck. Mature Barramundi can be brought back to the lodge and prepared to your liking by the Chef.

WILDLIFE AND BIRDWATCHING

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies often spotted around the lodge and frequent opportunities to sight rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras and noisy friar birds to name a few species. Each year more than 50 new species of plants, algae, lichens and fungi are discovered in Queensland. In 2017, a plant species was discovered on Mount Mulligan and it’s the only place it grows in the world. When discovering the property, take a Mount Mulligan Naturalist Chart and identify the plants and animals around you.

THE LOOKOUT

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun rise over the Hodgkinson Valley as Mount Mulligan wakes and dominates the surrounding landscape of gently rolling hills. Just a 10 to 15 minute ATV ride from the lodge, along the old railway tracks used for transporting coal from Mount Mulligan mine to Dimbulah, The Lookout is a great location to paint, photograph or enjoy a picnic from.

TOWNSHIP / COAL MINE TOUR

Now a ghost town, the remains of the Mount Mulligan township are rich in history. Originally laid out in 1912 and abandoned in 1958, the once busy coal mining town now only consists of a cemetery, a single residence which was the former hospital, a chimney stack, and the electricity generator. The Mount Mulligan coal mine opened in 1915 but is sadly the site of Queensland’s worst mining disaster which took 75 workers lives in 1921. The derelict remains of the township and mine are eerie yet visually arresting and give an insight into how coal mines operated during that era. The township and mine can be explored by foot or ATV.

TYRCONNELL GOLD MINE

Wind back time to the Australian Gold Rush era and explore the once operational Tyrconnell Gold Mine, the most famous mine on the Hodgkinson goldfield. Much of the infrastructure remains untouched, allowing visitors to uncover the history of this captivating site. Explore the site on a guided tour and view its 10-head gold stamper and a sleepy miner’s cottage. In its heyday of the 1930s around 100 people worked at the mine, earning about three pounds a week.

MT MULLIGAN CEMETERY

Mount Mulligan Cemetery was established to serve the little town that sprang up in the early 20th century following the discovery of coal. Most of the headstones at the Mount Mulligan cemetery are dated 19 September 1921, the date of the gigantic coal dust explosion that claimed the lives of all 75 men working underground at the time. Those killed in the explosion made up approximately one quarter of the town’s population, leaving women widowed and children fatherless.

HELICOPTER SCENIC FLIGHT

Take a scenic helicopter flight over the 18km sandstone ridge of Mount Mulligan, a natural Australian landmark rich in Aboriginal culture, and the surrounding region.

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