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Kookaburra Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yungaburra
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a cute 12 unit basic hotel. The rooms have a nice porch with hanging plants and some of them surround a nice back yard with a gazebo. The rooms are small and a little tired, but clean and quiet. The price was the best in the area. We ate from the breakfast menu and the food is good, reasonably priced and delivered to your porch. The managers are friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Get a room near the back yard.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have been up the Atherton tablelands for work over the past few years and Kookaburra is the nicest place I have stayed at. Breakfasts are excellent and are served on the verandah outside your room overlooking the tropical garden. There are some nice restaurants nearby you can walk to and on the way home you can spot curlews in the park.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
Thank Sally C
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was our first trip to the Tablelands. Our friends had previously stayed at the Lodge and wanted us to share the experience with them on our visit.
Our hosts Mike & Nita made us so very welcome and have a neat BBQ area set aside if you decide to do your own thing in a lovely garden setting.Excellent breakfast, recommend the porridge.
Plenty of things to do in the area and several restaurants in Town in addition to the old Eachem Hotel, check out the happy hours for bargain price drinks.
Recommend the walk around Lake Eachem with a swim afterwards and the cafe at Lake Burrine which serves scrummy food and great views.

Room Tip: Very quiet location, we were situated at the rear in the BBQ area.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank paperkiwi
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed here for just one night unfortunately, but could have stayed for a week. Friendly owners (the place was for sale by the way) and a very cosy place with nice gardens. The rooms are small-ish but have everything you need and there is a covered outdoor sitting area at every room. Rooms are clean and you have everything you need. The breakfast is recommended, with fresh products and good coffee. They'll bring it to your room. And the price is just fantastic, still possible these days as this place shows!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MichaelBurm
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a small motel with a dozen compact rooms set around a nice garden. The space in the rooms is well used and it doesn't feel too cramped. We were on a 2 week road trip so had a pile of stuff with us and managed not to be tripping over it all the time. The fridge is in the bathroom which might upset some people.

It is walking distance to anything is Yungaburra - but then again anywhere in Yungaburra is walking distance from anywhere else!

Free wifi seemed pretty good and we were in one of the furthest rooms from reception were I'm guessing the router is.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Our host at first disputed our booking. Bad start. Tiny clean room crammed with unnecessary nick nacks instead of a comfortable bed. Ours was hard as a rock. Likewise the blanket. The light outside on the veranda assured us of a service station ambience the whole night. Location is excellent. Why not consider buying this property (it's on the market) and improve it?

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Simple motel, with friendly staff and good value for money. Rooms are small but clean with TVs, kettles etc. Small verandah area and BBQ area if you are staying longer.
Close walk to the Platypus creek, and a nice walk into town. Didn;t try the country breakfast but it seemed good value!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kookaburra Lodge

Address: 3 Eacham Rd, Yungaburra, Queensland 4884, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yungaburra
Price Range: $83 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kookaburra Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kookaburra Lodge is a 12 room motel set in tropical gardens in the heart of historical Yungaburra village. Each room is en suite and air-conditioned with its own veranda where room service breakfasts are served. The motel's off-highway location is a bonus with no traffic noise. We are within walking distance from restaurants, shops and Peterson creek where the Platypus live. We are also Bike Friendly so if your riding the Mountain Bike Trails or the scenic roads around the Tablelands we have secure storage for your bike along with workbench and tools and wash down area. ... more   less 
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