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“Great intro spot to Australia” 5 of 5 stars
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Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Eacham Close | Lake Eacham, Atherton, Queensland, Australia   |  
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“Great intro spot to Australia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010 via mobile

We are birders and in Nov 2008 stayed at the lodge for our first week in country. It was great to ease into Australian life (including driving) in such a great spot. Our room was great. We happened to be there when the rainy season was delayed and weather and bugs were no major problem. There is so much to see nearby and plenty of small towns as well. Hasties Swamp proved to be a fantastic birding spot with great blinds. We cooked most of our dinners in the cabin and would advise guests to bring food staples and paper type kitchen needs. Pots and dishes no problem; no salt or pepper, but not inconvenient to purchase.
We would love to return there now that we are somwhat familiar with birds in Oz

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

Chambers has been around for many years. It is justifiably famous for what it offers - a real rainforest experience with birds and animals on your doorstep, literally. John Chambers is a really committed guy who knows the forest and loves what he does. The units are well located for wildlife viewing, are well screened and lit and comfortable. Three of us stayed in one unit and it would have been a little more convenient if the bathroom had been separate from the bedroom but that's a minor detail. It takes a lot of work to keep this kind of property is good order and Chambers does a good job. It's pointless staying in this kind of accommodation if you want 5 star comforts - if its possums, pademelons, birdsd and trees then Chambers is for you. John told us about an excellent guide (Alans Wildlife Tours) who took us spot-lighting one evening. Highly recommended. The walks through the forest at Chambers are lovely and Lake Eacham is right next door.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

The lodge we stayed in was elevated so it felt as though we were part in the forest. We have a keen interest in wildlife, and found Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges to be perfect to observe the birds and animals of the Atherton Tablelands. It was also a good spot from which to drive to other beautiful locations.
As well, wonderful food was available within easy driving distance: meals in the nearby towns, roadside stalls for fresh farm produce and an amazing number of artisan food suppliers.
Our accommodation was clean, comfortable and roomy. Help and advice were always available. The owners showed a passion for wildlife and the wonderful area in which the lodges are located.
We enjoyed every minute of our stay and found it hard to leave.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

We picked this place because of its mention in a guidebook and a recommendation from someone in a local nature reserve. It is a fantastic place right in the rain forest with lots of opportunities to see the wildlife of the wet tropics. The owner, John, was very helpful and is obviously doing this because he loves being there rather than to make lots of money. The rooms are spacious and it is easy to live in them and prepare your own food for several days, which is what we wanted to do. The price is quite reasonable compared to other similar establishments in the area. It is an older establishment but everything we wanted to use was clean and in good repair. It is also inside the rain forest so humidity and insects are going to be part of the package. No mosquitoes though.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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queensbury, new york
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

From the moment my wife and I stepped onto the secluded property, we fell in love with the charming, rustic setting, and the sounds of exotic wildlife coming from the lush rainforest surroundings of Chambers Rainforest Lodge. I chose Chambers solely for its superb, easily accessible location and, especially, for its abundant wildlife, ranging from birds to mammals. As a professional, world-traveled photographer and serious amateur naturalist, I found my choice to be an excellent one! See a sampling of some photos I took in just one day! Chambers Rainforest Lodge is not only a must for those who thrill to wildlife encounters and look for adventure; it is also a haven for those who might prefer to just sit back and relax in solitude, knowing that the accommodations are beautifully appointed inside and that the staff is extremely nice and helpful. I found the lodge's web site to be one of the most all-inclusive sites I've ever come across, which helped me greatly in deciding that Chambers was THE place to stay at. The lodge is enroute to and from other exciting Atherton Tablelands destinations, such as beautiful Millaa Millaa Falls, Lake Eacham National Park and Mamu rainforest walk, all nearby. Food shopping is easily done in Yungaburra, also a short drive from the lodge. Chambers Lodge's web site describes a great deal more than many sites do. Go check it out and make your reservations. You'll be very glad you did!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

"The Chambers" is located in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands - which is one of God's most beautiful places in creation. It is located about 70 km from Cairns in northern Queensland, Australia.
Our stay there was most enjoyable and refreshing. The cabins were comfortable and nestled right up in the rainforest trees. We woke to birdsong and the sweet sounds of the rainforest.
The management was most helpful and considerate of our needs. We saw close to hand the pretty little paddymelons and the rare honey gliders. There was ample tourist information, history of the wildlife and other local attractions, the internet, telephone and other amenities available for our convenience.
All in all, it was a great place to visit and we would certainly go again in the near future.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Townsville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

I recently stayed at Chambers with my wife and 14 month old Daughter, and had a fantastic stay. We were travelling around on the tablelands and surrounding area and originally only booked in for one night, and ended up staying three nights.

For a soldier preparing for (yet another) long stint overseas, the week of leave prior to deployment is extremely precious family time, and John and his family did not dissapoint.

The place is in the best location imaginable for relaxing and wildlife watching. You can touch the rainforest from your room and birds will land right on your balcony with some encouragement (breadcrumbs etc.) Being surrounded by rainforest you can't hear or see any traffic and you will slow down and relax instantly. Lake Eacham, the most beautiful lake I have ever seen is within walking distance.

It is true that the accomodation is not brand new anymore but in our two stays we have found that everything works, is clean and well maintained. The rooms are spacious, well furnished and very comfortable.

We cannot fault the service. The owner, John, will do anything if he thinks it will improve your stay and he is a wealth of information on local pubs and restaurants and of course the plants and animals of the rainforest.

My wife and I stayed there a few years ago before we became parents and we will stay there again.

I would like to thank John and his family for making the effort during our stay to ensure that my last few days with my family were relaxing and trouble free.

I highly recommend this lodge to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway or wildlife watching.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Eacham Close | Lake Eacham, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Atherton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Atherton
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Hotel Class:3 star — Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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