The Summit Rainforest Retreat & Conference Centre – can be a 3 or 5 bedroom holiday house (can sleep up to 16 depending on configuration), or a 1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4).

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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. 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.

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.

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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 – located on a slightly lower altitude of the properties slope, but still with magnificent views, this dwelling can be booked as individual B&B rooms or as an entire holiday house. For large groups, a third property, Atherton Blue Gum B&B is also available for extra accommodation and only a few minutes walk away.


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 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 cycling.

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.

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