Sweetwater at Australasian Birdfair

Sweetwater at Australasian Birdfair

I’ve just booked a space at the Australasian Birfair to be held in Sydney on 25 and 26 October at Homebush. This is a very busy time in the north for bird-watching and there will not be many people showcasing the excellent birding we have in Far North Queensland, so I’m […]

Filming at Sweetwater

Filming at Sweetwater

It’s been great to have Andrew and Hayden, aka Biggles and Algy, staying at Sweetwater Lodge on thier great Northern Filming Expedition of Eco Lodges. Guests have loved watching Andrew fly in and out in his Robinson helicopter, Hayden never far behind in the 4WD. Typical of all wildlife our platypus […]

Location, location, location!

Location, location, location!

We are so lucky to be surrounded by this beautiful mountain range in Julatten. Our small rural locality in Far North Queensland enjoys one of the top ten best climates in the world offering year round green pastures, stunning rainforest clad mountains and fertile soils offering a bounty of fresh fruit […]

Great Service from local Website Designers

Great Service from local Website Designers

Sometimes a business relationship turns out to be a real pleasure. Dealing with people who listen to your needs, work with you and genuinely care about giving great service and producing desired outcomes is what every company should strive for. Cairns based “Orange Fish Design” have been just that. Emily and […]

Forest Treasures set up home at Sweetwater

Forest Treasures set up home at Sweetwater

We are pleased to welcome long time local Bob Gilmore to Sweetwater where he has now taken up residence hand-crafting his beautiful individual pieces in the mountains and by the rainforest. Check out the beautiful craftsmanship in Bob’s Forest Treasures. His products are available at #portdouglasmarkets and also on-line directly through […]

Launch of Julatten Joinery

Launch of Julatten Joinery

Having made all the unique furniture, kitchens and joinery for Sweetwater Lodge Glenn has since been making beautiful hand crafted hardwood timber furniture and kitchens servicing our local area. Working out of his shed on our property we are now pleased to launch “Julatten Joinery” together with our new website www.julattenjoinery.com […]

Port Douglas Carnivale Kickstarts the Season

Port Douglas Carnivale Kickstarts the Season

A fabulous day out at Marina Mirage in Port Douglas for the Seafood Extravaganza was enjoyed by locals, tourists and travellers as part of the Port Douglas Carnivale. This fun filled weeklong event at the end of May kickstarts the tourist season in Tropical North Queensland. Typically rain will give way […]

Bird-watching in Julatten

Bird-watching in Julatten

Here is a beautiful photograph of the Blue-faced Parrot Finch in the tall grass at Sweetwater Lodge, taken by our recent return visitors from Adelaide. They also managed to take some great video footage of these birds during their stay and will be releasing a film of birds in Far North […]

Blue-faced Parrot Finch

Blue-faced Parrot Finch

It’s that time of year again when the Blue-faced Parrot Finch has arrived back at Sweetwater, found in the long grass near to the lodges on the edge of the rainforest.  Far North Queensland is the only part of Australia where this unmistakable finch with its bright blue head inhabits. Often […]

The Platypus Hut

The Platypus Hut

Sweetwater Lodge’s Platypus Hut on the edge of Hunter’s Creek is the perfect place to relax and unwind and watch the sun go down behind the mountains as you enjoy a glass of something refreshing and perhaps some Tablelands’ cheeses. Watching out for the platypus, listening to the sound of the […]