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Mount Mulligan Lodge

With the backdrop of its majestic 18-kilometer long sandstone namesake, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers laid-back luxury in the rugged outback environment of Queensland and is the newest member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia.

Located on a 28,000-hectare working cattle station, Mt Mulligan Lodge invites just 16 guests to experience the spirit of the outback through a captivating landscape that's steeped in indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. The expansive property bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush and in its current operation, the pastoral history of Australia.

A range of experiences have been designed to make the surrounding landscape and its fascinating history. These include guided tours of the goldfields, including a demonstration of Australia's oldest operating gold crusher, exploration of the historic Mount Mulligan coal mine and abandoned township, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) adventures, chef-prepared picnic hampers, barramundi fishing, scenic helicopter flights, guided nature walks and the chance to experience the operations of a working cattle station.

Mt Mulligan Lodge is accessible via a 35-minute helicopter flight or 2.5-hour 4WD adventure from Cairns.
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Mount Mulligan Lodge

Room Information

The lodge accommodates just 16 guests in spacious guest retreats that complement the landscape and offer a luxurious and charming take on pastoral living. Each retreat is a sanctuary overlooking a eucalyptus-fringed weir and views of the ever-changing moods of Mount Mulligan.

The generously-sized rooms are contemporary and luxurious; yet retain a raw external charm with its spotted gum timber cladding, pitched cathedral ceiling and deep verandahs. Inside, the earthy-tones of the fine linen, sisal rug, and dark green wall paneling give a rich sense of place, mirroring the colors found in the outback environment outside. With its dark grey natural stone tiles and bronze fittings, the ensuite bathrooms are both luxurious and calming. On your private verandahs, a corrugated iron water tank has been re-purposed as a deep outdoor bath, orientated to capture uninterrupted views of the Australian outback.

The Outback Suite and Pavilion both feature a lounge is spacious, with a cozy wood-burning fire place, buttery tan leather furniture, and private deck with rounded outdoor dining table offering captivating views of the sparkling weir and the imposing ridges of Mount Mulligan.

Features in all retreats include; complimentary room mini-bar, daily housekeeping, optional climate control, complimentary laundry service, Wi-Fi, binoculars, yoga mats, music system (with MP3 input) and a safe. There are no TVs in any of the room types.

Outback Room
The Outback Room, perfect for those traveling individually or as a duo, is situated on the water’s edge of a sparkling eucalyptus-fringed weir and captures the majestic beauty and moods of the 18-kilometer long sandstone escarpment of Mount Mulligan.

Outback Suite
The Outback Suite, with its adjoining lounge room, is ideal for those looking for additional space to unwind in.

Outback Pavilion
The Outback Pavilion, a combination of an Outback Room and Outback Suite, is the ultimate getaway for families and groups, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a communal lounge. 

Things To Do


  • Mining History
  • Cattle Mustering (at select times of the year)
  • Stargazing
  • Dining under the Stars signature dinner
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Barramundi Fishing
  • ATV adventures
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kayaking


Mount Mulligan Lodge offers a light, contemporary and daily-changing menu that showcases a bounty of locally-sourced, caught and freshly-grown seasonal fare. The menu puts a flavorsome twist on outback living, featuring a tasting plate of kangaroo tataki, miso cream, tea-soaked egg, wasabi granola and hearty mains such as grass-fed Bushy Creek beef, charred peppers, manzanilla olive, lemon myrtle, smoked chimichurri.

Each meal will inspire and delight with tales of local provenance. The cellar has been crafted to ensure harmony between cuisine, climate and environment featuring iconic and boutique wines from Australia’s renowned wine regions.



Mount Mulligan Station, Mount Mulligan



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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.