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Directions via Kuranda range & Mareeba
From Cairns - driving time approx 1hr 10 min to Allawah Retreat

Follow the Cook Highway north to Smithfield roundabout. Remain in the left lane & follow Highway 1 signs to Kuranda, Mareeba & Atherton Tablelands.

Approaching Mareeba follow the by pass to Atherton along the Kennedy Highway (turning left). Continue along Kennedy Hwy heading south passing through the small township of Walkamin .

Continue along the Kennedy Highway for a further approx 7 km where you cross over the railway line and then Rocky Ck bridge.

Continue a further 500 metres where Rocky Ck War Memorial is located on your left. Turn to your right (the sign says to Frazer Rd ). Continue along Frazer Rd which after 2 klm becomes Marnane Rd. The retreat is located approx 7 km from the Kennedy Highway at 355 Marnane Rd.

We have a large timber sign at our entry with a street light. You will see a long drive going up the hill and a windmill half way along our drive.

Follow the sign to reception at the top of the drive.

Directions via the Palmerston Highway
Driving time from Innisfail approx 1 hr 45 min to Allawah Retreat
Heading north from Innisfail on Highway 1 take the left turn into Palmerston Highway , follow signs to Millaa Millaa, Atherton Tablelands (Highway 25).

Continue through Millaa Millaa and follow signs to Malanda & Atherton.

Continue through Atherton on the Kennedy Highway and follow signs to Mareeba.

After driving through a small section of rainforest approx 1 km north of Atherton you will approach Tolga. Turn left into Tate Rd just past the 60 km speed sign (the Tablelands Motor Inn is on the right). Continue along Tate Rd (becomes Equestrian Drive ) for approx 4 km.

At the T-intersection turn left into Marnane Rd. There is a sign here pointing you to Allawah Retreat. Continue for approx 3 km. The retreat is located at 355 Marnane Rd.

You will see a long drive going up the hill and a windmill half way

Allawah Retreat

Location: Marnane Road, Tolga

Luxury Hilltops spa lodges for couples located on 130 acres with panoramic views overlooking the Atherton Tablelands and only one hours scenic drive from Cairns.

Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 10.30



The multi award winning retreat overlooks the Atherton Tablelands and offers total privacy and is perfect for the romantic getaway or those seeking peace and tranquillity. Choose from four individual self contained spa lodges for your escape to the Atherton Tablelands. The lodges are built in the style of a pole home construction with elevated live-on decks. Hideaway Spa Lodge is the largest lodge with most upmarket features. A romantic haven hidden amongst the eucalypts and accessed via an elevated boardwalk. Treetops Spa Lodge is a spacious lodge with modern facilities and a private courtyard with garden swing and panoramic views. Moonlight Spa Lodge - a modern Australiana feel permeates this richly decorated lodge overlooking eucalypt woodland. And lastly.......Honeygem Spa Lodge has sweeping views across farmland to coastal mountains which you can enjoy from your very own plunge pool! Hearty breakfast hamper and bread is provided daily. BBQ packs, meals and champagne/wines available at charge. Therapeutic massages can also be arranged.


Allawah Retreat are proud winners of the following awards- Winner 2004 TTNQ Tourism Awards - Hosted Accommodation Winner 2004 HMAA Qld Awards -Retreat Accommodation Directions Award 2004 Tourism Queensland -Hosted Accommodation Finalist 2004 HMAA Qld Awards- Conservation/Eco Tourism Winner 2003 TTNQ Tourism Award -Hosted Accommodation.


  • Adult Retreat
  • BBQ Packs Available at Charge
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Ensuite
  • Linen Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private - Spa
  • Self contained
  • Toaster
  • Wine, champagne & beer available at charge (ltd)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bushwalking Trails
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Massuer on request
  • Native Bush
  • Private - Woodfire Heating
  • Tea/Coffee
  • TV Lounge Area
  • Balcony/Patio/Verandah
  • Carpark
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meals Available
  • No Pets
  • Property - Woodfire Heating
  • Television
  • Verandah

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Cancellation Policy

Payment will be refunded (less the cancellation fee) for cancellations up to 21 days prior to the booking date. Christmas & Easter bookings 30 days notice required. Cancellations and transfers less than 21 days (30 days for Christmas & Easter) prior to booking date a 100% cancellation fee applies unless the accommodation is relet. Minimum 4 night stay applies over Christmas & Easter. It is suggested that guests seek travel insurance particularly for longer stays All cancellations are subject to a $30 cancellation fee. Guests are responsible for damage loss or theft from their accommodation. Gift vouchers are non refundable and subject to the cancellation policy. The retreat is not suitable for children. Cleaning policy - guests are asked to leave the lodge in a clean & tidy condition (dishes in dishwasher etc). Guests will be charged for any cleaning required additional to the normal cleaning at $25 per hour. This also applies to linen and robes etc if they are left permanently soiled. Late checkouts - Unless by prior arrangement guests are asked to checkout of the lodge by 1030am.Guests who exceed this time and cause delays to the cleaning of lodges will be charged a late checkout fee at the rate of $25 per hour. Guests are responsible for payment for the full term of nights booked (cancellation of any night stay must be paid for).

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