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
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
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
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.
TABLELANDS - THE CAIRN'S HIGHLANDS
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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
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
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.
- Cheap car rentals worldwide. Rental car coupons and discount codes at
Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar and Budget at airport and off-airport locations
in every country.
- WILCOMMEN TO THE ATHERTON TABLELANDS
THE SUMMIT B&B
& CONFERENCE CENTRE
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of the HMAA Award for Excellence
most unique accommodation"
North Queensland Tourism Awards Finalist
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
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
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