Bushwalking, rainforest walks, bird-watching, rest and relaxation, dvd library, selection of fiction and non-fiction books together with natural history reference books, platypus viewing, games, hammocks, magazines, massage by arrangement, artist’s paradise, photography, wildlife spotting, central fireplace, central bbq facility, exploring the rainforest, picnicking, swimming in spring fed freshwater creek, fishing, kayaks.
Sweetwater Lodge recommends Close-up Birding Adventures with local birding expert David "Chook" Crawford
who can tailor make a day tour for you in this exceptional area of the
Far North, (minimum 2 people, maximum 4), bookings essential.
Poseidon Outer Barrier Reef – snorkel and dive
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef
Sailaway – Low Isles
Lady Douglas – Port Douglas inlet – crocodile spotting
Solar Whisper – Daintree River
World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge (Daintree National Park) and Kuku Yulangi Tours, Cape Tribulation, Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway, Daintree Discovery Centre, Jindalba Boardwalk, Cooper’s Creek.
- Great shopping at the nearby resort town of Port Douglas.
Enjoy leisurely shopping among the sophisticated shops in the main street of Palm Cove Village amidst the famous magnificent paperbark trees.
Visit galleries and specialised arts and crafts in Kuranda Village.
MarketsPort Douglas Sunday Markets 8.00 - 2.00pm
Explore: Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine, Lake Tinnaroo, Waterfall Circuit, Millaa Millaa Falls, Malanda Organic Dairy and cheese tasting, Granite Gorge, Chrystal Caves – Atherton, Mareeba Coffee Works, Skybury Coffee Centre, Mt Uncle Distillery, The Golden Drop Mango winery – Mareeba, Historical Herberton Village.
Daintree National Park, Mowbray National Park, Kuranda National Park, Wooroonooran National Park, Mt Lewis State Reserve, Mossman Gorge (part of Daintree National Park), Cairns Botanical Gardens, Peter’s Arboretum – Whyanbeel, The Botanical Ark – Whyanbeel Valley, Daintree Ice Cream Company and tropical fruit gardens, Mareeba Heritage Museum, Davies Creek.
Mossman, Sheraton Mirage, Peppers Links, Mareeba, Paradise Palms, Port Douglas Yacht Club, Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club, Julatten Tennis club, Mossman Bowls Club, Port Douglas and Mossman Combined Clubs.
Outer Barrier Reef Fishing Tours, Catch and Release Estuary Fishing, Sportsfishing, Local Creeks and Rivers, Public Jetty in Port Douglas.
Sky Safari Helicopter Tours, Hot Air ballooning – Mareeba, Mareeba Warbird Adventures, Jungle Surfing, Skyrail.
Blackmountain Horse Trails – Julatten, Cape Tribulation Beach rides, Wonga Beach horse-rides, Blazing Saddles – Kuranda.
Lake Michell, or Quaid's Lake as it is known locally. Very close to the Mareeba Wetlands.
The White Cheeked Honey Eater, one of the many bird species in the Julatten area.
Hot Air ballooning from Mareeba.
See more in the photo gallery!