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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

CLEAN!!! Spotless room was sooo clean Property beautiful Tanya was great when booking and when we were there & gave tips and very friendly & helpful. Had a very relaxing stay. Massage with Robyne was very relaxing and a real treat :) thank you!!

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to spend your honeymoon is to be out in the middle of nowhere just the 2 of you!! Gorgeous little cottage set on acres of beautiful Aussie country side near the tablelands! Tanya is so lovely and accommodating. We loved it so much we stayed an extra night! A week here is just enough to relax, unwind... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Dingo's lair cottage- Wonderfully appointed. Immaculately presented. Worth the short drive out of town for the peaceful setting and views from the large back deck. fridge, microwave, big Bbq if you want it. Google maps took us straight there. So easy. Were entertained by the yellow bellied fly robins each morning.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Great place, for quite relaxing break. Host very nice and obliging. Children loved taking the dog for a walk and catching fish in the dam. The cabin was very clean, comfortable. And is very good condition. The deck is a great place it sit with a glass of wine and take in the view.

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BarkingWeb, Owner at Barking Owl Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Retreat. We really do appreciate it ! Glad you all enjoyed yourselves and Kato's company. Hope to see you all again sometime. Tanya Barking Owl Retreat More 

Townsville, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Despite the drive off the main roads, Barking Owl Retreat is well worth it! The seclusion we felt was just what was required for our escape. Very relaxing sitting on the deck, overlooking the bush, watching the wallabies as the sun set, and enjoying a glass of wine. Our hosts were very welcoming and the cabin very clean, with all... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My family and I wanted to escape to the country for a night, so we booked The Barking Owl Retreat. Our host Tanya was very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast included was great value with juice, milk, cereal, fruit. bread and condiments. We found the cottages very clean and beautiful. The setting was serene and our boys enjoyed fishing in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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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 

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Ipswich, Australia
2 reviews
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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 

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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 

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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 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Atherton Tablelands Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay Accommodation, Barking Owl Retreat in Kairi, on the Cairns Highlands offers private luxury accommodation with the friendliness and atmosphere of a traditional Bed and Breakfast Farm stay. Featuring two fully self contained cottages tucked in a secluded valley just over an hours self-drive from the Cairns International Airport Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barking Owl Retreat

Address: 409 Hough Rd | Kairi, Atherton, Queensland 4872, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Atherton
Price Range: $150 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Barking Owl Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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