We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barking Owl Retreat

409 Hough Road | Kairi, Atherton, Queensland 4872, Australia
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
Best prices for:1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Barking Owl Retreat
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Yungaburra markets are always a good visit, so we decided to make the journey up from Cairns and make a weekend of it by staying at Barking Owl Retreat. From the outset, Tanya was so very accommodating, helpful and welcoming. Prior to our arrival she let us know the spa motor had broken and put a nice bottle of wine... More 

Helpful?
Thank BuzzyandLJ
Ipswich, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We stayed one night at the retreat and would have gladly stayed more if time allowed. Chris and Tanya could not have been more welcoming or helpful as hosts. We spent a wonderful afternoon fishing at the on-site dam and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. Highlight of the visit for the kids was meeting the resident dogs - the kids... More 

Helpful?
Thank thomsonfamily2015
Greater Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The most gorgeous country setting. So peaceful and pretty. Simple but with all the home comforts and with everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean. Perfect for a romantic holiday but great for families with kids too. Wonderful taste of the Australian countryside for overseas visitors. Keep an eye out for the owl that lives in the fence post! Loved... More 

Helpful?
Thank Annette S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful couple of nights at the Barking Owl, we felt miles away from anywhere but still conveniently close to Atherton, Yungaburra and is an excellent base to see all the Tablelands has to offer. The Cottages are immaculate, beautifully finished and cosy with beautiful little touches throughout. The surroundings are stunning, sitting on the deck every morning... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ash I
Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a fantastic place! We had a wonderful time and felt very welcome. The cottage was well appointed - with everything you could need. The setting very private with awesome views from the spacious deck and incredibly peaceful. Tanya has a wealth of local knowledge for great walks and places to access Lake Tinaroo. Thanks to her we enjoyed a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deirdre M
BarkingWeb, Owner at Barking Owl Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Dee and Martin, Thank you so much for your review. It truly was a pleasure to meet you both! Hope to see you again and keep enjoying Lake Tinaroo! Tanya Barking Owl Retreat More 

Cairns Region, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We just had a great night away in a cottage at barking owl retreat. The cabins are great with everything you will ever need. Spent the afternoon trying to catch a fish in the dam. The owner Tanya gave us a great welcome and introduction. There is all types of birds and kangaroos to look out for. Thanks

Helpful?
Thank Michael B
BarkingWeb, Owner at Barking Owl Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Michael and Kelly, Thank you for your review of our Retreat. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime to catch a Black Bream! Tanya Barking Owl Retreat More 

Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Barking Owl Retreat. It was a wonderful experience. The hosts make you feel absolutely at home and very welcome. Tanya rang before we arrived to make sure she bought exactly the food we wanted for a BBQ dinner and breakfast. The food was so fresh, delicious and healthy! The cottage itself was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue W
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent 3 nights here between Christmas and New Year. Tanya was a fantastic host and only too willing to suggest great eating places and things to see. The setting of the cottage is beautiful, and the space on the deck to have a barbecue and relax with a champagne was idyllic. The accommodation was clean and had a good... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Helen M
Lancashire, UK
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed for three lovely nights at Barking Owl. Really off the beaten track – but easy to access. The cottage was immaculate, the bed was sooo comfortable and we really enjoyed a couple of BBQ's on the deck with some of the lovely Barking Owl wine – now that was a treat. Even took one away with us. Tanya... More 

Helpful?
Thank dlynclyn
Cairns
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Tanya and Chris "Thankyou". We have stayed in many B & B's on the tablelands and surrounds are you are up among the best. The wonderfully warm welcome from Tanya and of course the dogs was just a start to a wonderful weekend away for our 15th wedding anniversary. The Devils Lair was just fantastic, peaceful, private and so cosey... More 

Helpful?
Thank mersan2014
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

47 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (22)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (25)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Atherton
4.5 mi away
Atherton Rain Forest Motor Inn
16.9 mi away
The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary
10.5 mi away
Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.8 mi away
Tinaroo Sunset Retreat
Tinaroo Sunset Retreat
#1 of 6 in Atherton
5.0 of 5 stars 13 reviews
14.9 mi away
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
5.5 mi away
The Atherton Motel
The Atherton Motel
#1 of 4 in Atherton
4.0 of 5 stars 45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay