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On The Wallaby Backpackers Lodge

34 Eacham Road, Yungaburra, Queensland 4872, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Judith H Cairns, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a local living in Cairns and love travelling around the Far North Queensland area. I regularly go to the tablelands because they are such an amazing place and there is so much to do up there (mountain biking, kayaking on Lake Tinaroo, swimming in Lake Eacham, hiking to some waterfalls, etc.). I usually stay at the "On The... More

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West Sussex
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked our Spaceship campervan here in the garden after the hostel was recommended to us. It was only $10 a night and the staff were super friendly. Tracy pretty much told us every place worth visiting in the Tablelands, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff here really are amazing, making you feel at home straight away. Arwen even... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the 2 day/1 night ‘On the Wallaby’ tour. I was picked up bang on time from Cairns by Bart. As other reviewers have said, he remembers everyone’s names and encourages us to introduce ourselves to the others on the tour to break the ice. This man is a walking encyclopaedia – what doesn’t he know about the local... More

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Mannheim, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a day tour "rainforest and waterfalls" with our amazing tour guide named Cherine. The tour was good to enjoy the tablelands. The wildlife was hard to spot on that specific day but Cherine, our tour guide, made that tour very special for every single person. She amused us during the whole trip that was a performance! She was... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I did a day trip back in May 2013 and absolutely loved it! I did the rainforest walk and canoeing option, providing me with the perfect day. My time in Cairns was short, so the one day option was great. Bart was a fantastic guide through the rainforest and I had a blast canoeing in the afternoon with Andy. I... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Myself & my friend sarah booked a 2 day 1 night trip with on the wallaby...im not guna lie but wasnt hyped about going because the trip itself wasnt sold well but boy am I glad we did this trip!!! First of all the tour guide Bart was the absolute joy of the trip..he is one amazing man who clearly... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We booked the on the wallaby tour that included a nights stay at the lodge. The trip was brilliant! Loved the two day excursions with Ryan and Cherene! Would recommend! Accommodation was in the sleepy little town of yungaburra lovely and peaceful! Was clean spacious and very pleasant! Food was fab we had the BBQ just what we needed after... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

On the 14/02/2014 I went on the overnight tour with this company and had a brilliant time from start to finish! Our tour guide was Bart and i cant say a bad word about him, he somehow managed to remember every single persons name on the trip and took the time to speak to each person and find out something... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Unfortunately due to a short trip we could not do the overnight stay at the lodge which was such a shame as it looked great. Instead we opted for the day tour from Cairns with Cerene who was great, very enthusiastic and really good fun and to my dismay, had us all singing on the way back...even the boys!!! Sarah... More

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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I was browsing through the internet trying to find accommodation in the Atherton Tableands, and the first one I decided to call was On the Wallaby. Tracy so was helpful on the phone, who even suggested the route I take from Cairns to Yungaburra and all the amazing sites that she recommended that were on the way. On the wallaby... More

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Address: 34 Eacham Road, Yungaburra, Queensland 4872, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty lodging in Yungaburra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On The Wallaby is an award winning budget accommodation in the heart of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. Only 1 hour from Cairns. A maximum of up to thirty-five people can enjoy this welcoming, relaxed, clean and friendly lodge. Guests have a choice of share accommodation, double rooms or camping sites. Guided day / night canoeing and mountain bike tours are also available. Yungaburra is both small enough to walk all around, and large enough to cater for the needs of all its visitors. It has international class art and craft galleries, restaurants and the grand Lake Eacham Hotel. It is the perfect base to explore the nearby Crater Lakes and Waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands. A family owned and operated venture with a focus on sustainable tourism, On the Wallaby Backpackers Lodge has a special appeal to budget-conscious travelers with an interest in wildlife and nature. A host of interesting and informative activities can be experienced from the Backpackers Lodge or can be included in an overnight tour package. On the Wallaby also specialises in catering for special interest and study groups. Facilities-Free guided platypus spotting -Doubles and dorm rooms -Nightly BBQs ($12)-Large backyard gardens for camping -Well equipped kitchen/ laundry -Tea/Coffee-All linen supplied free of charge -Non-smoking lounge/common areas -Cozy lounge with flagstones and pot belly stove. ... more   less 
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