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Barking Owl Retreat

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
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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16 reviews
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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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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 

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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
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69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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

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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
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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 

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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 Road | Kairi, Atherton, Queensland 4872, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Atherton
Price Range: $156 - $188 (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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