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The Summit Rainforest Retreat can be a 3 or 5 bedroom holiday house (can sleep up to 16 depending on configuration), or a 1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) in a luxurious, "nature lovers" setting.
Ideal for singles, couples, families, groups, multiple couples, weddings, conferences, meetings & seminars etc. Packages for accommodation and conferences are available, so that you can mix business with pleasure.

Atherton will host the 2013 National Mountain Marathon Bike Championships on Sunday 21 April, see a great sample of the types of trails and environments that are being used for MTB'g in the area here.

Atherton and The Summit are at the heart of all the Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highlands Attractions & Activities. Nothing is more than a 30 min drive, you are very central.

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of the Great Wheelbarrow Race
17-19 May 2013

Find out about our involvement & see our sponsors here.

Each booking for The Summit Rainforest Retreat, has exclusive use of the facilities, this means that only one booking at a time can be made. "Now Open" from August 2008, B&B rooms or the entire dwelling, can also be booked at The Summit's new self contained non hosted B&B - The Summit B&B.
If needed, Atherton Blue Gum B&B is also available for extra accommodation and only a few minutes walk.

The Summit Rainforest Retreat is unique, in its quality, the number of guests it can cater for, its position and the native fauna & flora that surrounds it. An exceptional bed & breakfast, holiday house and conference room on the Atherton Tablelands.

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The Summit Rainforest Retreat is located in the Cairns Highlands, also known as the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia. The retreat is situated on the summit of an extinct volcano and commands the highest point in Atherton.
You will love the tranquil rainforest setting with its 180 degree panoramic views. Walk through the rainforest to the centre of the crater, enjoy the spectacular scenery, use the "conference room", or relax by the pool/spa whilst you sip a cool drink.
The Summit B&B
(check availability and rates here) has a slightly lower altitude on the properties slope, but still with magnificent views, this dwelling can be booked as individual B&B rooms or as an entire holiday house.

The extended local area is an ecological wonderland of delight for the traveller. It is one of the most diverse regions in Australia with 4 distinct landscapes within a very small area. A highlight is to visit "Platypus Bend" only a 15 minute drive from Atherton & The Summit, it is a 71 ha private property which is registered as "Land for Wildlife".
Walks and canoe hire are available to get up close and view native rainforest with some of its inhabitants, such as platypus, Lumholtz tree kangaroo's, echidna's, green ring tailed possums, pademelons, Johnstone river turtles, fish and lots more, without the tourist "hordes" found at other sites.

The Atherton Tablelands is ideal for Mountain Bike riding, plans are in place for this region to be a leader in such pursuits as Mountain Biking to complement other activities as walking, kayaking and road cyclists.

For a large, comfortable bed & breakfast room for 2, with private ensuite and satellite TV, or 2 bedroom apartment that sleeps up to 6, please visit Atherton Blue Gum B&B. Accommodation is in a pleasant & clean, family run business, in a central location, makes this a great base to explore the region. Facilities include heated pool/spa & all weather poolside BBQ as well as self drive itineraries. 




Phone: 61 7 4091 7300

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Winner of the HMAA Award for Excellence
 "Queensland's most unique accommodation"

Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards Finalist
"Deluxe Accommodation"

Located one hours drive south west from Cairns City, nestled amongst Atherton Tableland's Mabi Rainforest and Halloran's Hill Environmental Park. The award winning Summit Rainforest Retreat is situated at the peak of Hallorans Hill with panoramic mountain views.
The Retreat offers B&B rooms, 1 Bedroom Apartments, or  Holiday Houses with or without Conference Room facilities on the Atherton Tablelands in a luxurious setting, for you or your groups private indulgence.

Separate from the Retreat and slightly lower on the mountain slope is our new property, The Summit B&B which was constructed and completed in August 2008. A delightfully spacious, self-contained and non-hosted "Queenslander" dwelling, with 4 bedrooms.
All bedrooms have ensuites, TV, outdoor settings and entrances onto a spacious deck with views from your room. Continental breakfast provisions are included in the tariff.

See our Accommodation Photos Here.

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