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Jabiru Safari Lodge

Pickford Road | PO Box 2446, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take it from a seasoned traveller that this is a very special place. Greg and Margaret are lovely, warm people and experienced farmers who have taken over running the small safari lodge which is part of a protected wildlife area. Everything here is nicely done - from the warm welcome when you arrive, to the excellent home-style cooking and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the friendly warm welcome to the last good bye this charming place was the best lodge experience we had in F/N Qld. Comfortable delux lodge accommodation slightly away from water on a raised platform but with water glimpses. Self catered one Bbq dinner,had second evening of sundowners with hosts Greg and Margaret then a lovely dinner of various fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jabiru is situated on the edge of a nature reserve, and the main lodge has a spacious deck with great views over the bird-rich lagoon in front and the mountains behind (spectacular sunsets!). Accommodation is in one of 5 en-suite safari tents or one large family/group cabin. There is a small outdoor hot-tub. Our tent was quite comfortable, with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three nights at this beautiful small scall lodge in the middle of the wetlands. The lodge is beautifully situated at a lake full of birds. Great views, beautiful sunsets. The lodge is ran by Margaret and Greg, a marvelous couple with true passion for their, lodge, the guests and the beautiful nature surrounding them. Nice safaris in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a lovely wetlands location which is easy 80 minute drive from Cairns. Meals are served in the central lodge area which has great views over the wetland with its prolific birdlife. We stayed for 2 nights in the DeLuxe tent cabins which are recommended, having electricity, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities etc. plus their own toilet and shower facilities.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

First stop on birding circular from Cairns. Very easy drive. Graded road from main road to Wetlands but hire car was absolutely fine. Stayed overnight in a deluxe tent which was a great luxury after my normal backpacking experience in a YHA dorm. Was great being able to sit on veranda with bird book open while they flitted around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were delighted to have Greg drive us around and provide a cattle-man's view of the wetlands and the surrounding area. This was a wonderful experience and exceeded our expectations of informality and feeling like we were sharing with the family rather than guests at a upmarket resort. Linda and Margaret (and the other staff) fed us well and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Jabiru Loved this We are outdoors folk....and this was perfect for us Very comfortable clean tents....simply furnished Comfortable bed, no Mosquitos. Has fridge . We were given a cooler with all we needed for breakfast 4 or 5 tents in a row ...we were in the last so very private. We sat on the deck for a sundowner and listened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have just spent 5 weeks travelling round Australia and this was one of the best places we stayed at. The hosts Margaret and Greg were definitely the friendliest and most helpful. This is a gem of a location off the beaten track but well worth the visit. It is a bit expensive but the visit got off to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What an amazing place to stay and work. A real piece of Australia. Savanna Wetlands woodlands and Mountains. Whether your interested in environmental work, Conservation, wildlife,Tourism or just want somewhere amazing to work on your journey through Australia. Then Jaribu Safari Lodge @ Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetlands Reserve is a must. The family run reserve is one of the... More 

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