THE CANOPY TREEHOUSES

& WILDLIFE RETREAT

The Canopy offer boutique treehouse accommodation set in 100 acres of pristine ancient rainforest. Nestled in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands renowned for its lush tropical waterfalls, fresh fruits and local produce every weekend at one of the bustling markets. The Treehouses are surrounded by walls of ancient trees, birds and rare species including Tree Kangaroos Platypus and Cassowaries.


This award-winning eco-friendly accommodation is the perfect base to explore what the area has to offer.

Relax in our pristine private rainforest with your favorite book or share the balcony BBQ with friends. Reconnect with nature and wildlife on a walk along one of our private tracks to fill your lungs and heart with clear fresh air. The Canopy Treehouses will give you a true sense of home and comfort in the wilderness !

 

River Front Treehouse

Each two bedroom Riverfront Treehouse boasts furniture crafted from our own rainforest timbers, a Weber BBQ and hammock on the spacious balcony ,a fabulous double corner spa, wood fireplace, full kitchen,  washing machine and dryer. They comfortably sleep two to six people.

BOWER HOUSE

This is our largest Tree House and is a winner of four Master Builders awards including – ‘The Best Use of Timber’ and ‘The Best Pole Home in its category’. As well as the standard features of our other Treehouses, the Bower House has three luxurious bedrooms, two bathrooms, (one including a double spa), and is situated privately on a rainforest ridge offering spectacular valley views.

GROUPS & FUNCTONS

The Canopy is a great place to get together with family and friends to celebrate a birthday party or your wedding. With Discount rates for group bookings. Catering and hire equipment can  be arranged for you, we will take the stress out of a big gathering. Contact us for a Quote

FAQ's

Do I need a car?

Yes, A car is essential to explore the best that the tablelands has to offer. although it is not far between attractions and things to do, there is no public transport or taxis.

What is in the Kitchen?

The Kitchen is equiped with everything you need, unless your Gordon Ramsey. Pots pans sive, sharp knives salt pepper & olive oil. Plenty of plates and wine glasses. All you need to bring is your favorite local ingredients & a passion for food.

Climate & weather

The traditional Owners had 5 seasons, The Yirrganydji seasonal calendar shows two major seasons:
Kurrabana (wet season) spanning November to May, which has two minor seasons: Jawarranyji (storm time) and Jimburralji (cyclone time).

Kurraminya (dry season) spanning May to November, which has three minor seasons: Jinjim (winter time), Yiwanyji (windy time), and Wumbulji (hot time)

We love the Tablelands and any time is a great time to visit. Everyone should experience the wet!

Prices & how to book

Just click the book now button, and fill in the details, including Date and number of people. this is the best way to get accurate pricing and availability. All special offers and reduced rates will be available through our website, or your favorite booking platform.

Is it safe for children?

Yes, The Canopy is a wonderful place for children. the balconies have locking gates & railing. The Rainforest is a wonderful place to explore, full of color and life. Take a walk along one of our tracks and search for rare species and hidden treasure hunts. disconnect from the electronics and create wonderful memories and your children will take with them into their future.

What wildlife can i expect to see?

The wildlife here at the Canopy is extensive.
Resident Cassowaries, rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos and endangered Green Possums call our forest home whilst a thriving colony of shy platypus inhabit our river.

Red-legged Pademelon Wallabies abound and Coppery Brushtail Possums will visit your balcony every night, whilst Northern Bandicoots and other marsupials forage on the evening forest floor.

Wake to a serenade of birdsong every morning as Victoria’s Riflebirds, beautiful King Parrots, Spotted Catbirds and an ever-changing parade of Honeyeaters and Finches greet you on the Treehouse balcony, or wander along our many walking tracks and immerse yourself in the grandeur of pristine, old growth, high country rainforest.

We are privileged to be the custodians of this very precious, special place.

Supermarkets & restaurants

Malanda has a great little Spar Supermarket & Atherton IGA has one of the best plastic free & organic sections I have ever seen.

There are a number of farmers and produce markets every weekend, within a short drive. Just google Tablelands Markets.

There are a number of good restaurants in the area Try
Altitude cafe in Yungaburra for a coffee and brunch or Kombucha on tap.
Nicks dose good pizza
both the pub in Malanda and Yungaburra do a decent feed in a beautiful heritage building.
there is also the Mungalli Creek Dairy for lunch or a great cheese plate.

Mosquitos, crocodiles or other dangerous animals?

No – The Atherton tablelands are thankfully free from Saltwater Crocodiles, but it is always best to check signage and follow instructions.

There are surprisingly few mosquitos on the tablelands, however there are a few fresh water crocodiles who prefer to stay well away from people.
The vast majority of snakes are Pythons and present no threat to humans. It is always best to admire wild animals from a safe distance, and allow them to move away. never try to touch or kill them.

WI FI & Telepones

There is Free Wifi at the reception building, no password is needed.
mobile phone signal is weak to non existent in the forest, although you will get sporadic connection when walking on the tracks.

Check in & Out times

Check in is at 2pm, and check out is 10am.
Depending on the time of year and how busy we are there may be some flexibility, but it is best to contact us to arrange early checkin or late check outs.

What to do on the Atherton Tablelands

Described by Sir David Attenborough as “the most extraordinary place on Earth”, the Wet Tropics World Heritage, Area is the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest. 

Alandscape so biodiverse, this ancient forest is a living breathing window into the past, where you’ll find flora and fauna over 100 million years in the making.

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in Queensland is an Australian natural icon—and nothing short of spectacular. Stretching more than 450km from Townsville to Cooktown and meeting the Great Barrier Reef at many places including Cape Tribulation and Bingil Bay, it is the only place in the world where two natural World Heritage Sites meet. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, spectacular diversity of wildlife and hundreds of scenic tracks to explore, the

Wet Tropics is an outdoor lovers’ playground, with white water rafting, drift snorkelling and hiking all in a day’s fun.

Chillago

Swim

Wallaby

Millaa Millaa

Food & Wine

Curtain Fig Tree

Rainforest Bounty

Lake Tinaroo

Tea

Hot Air

Falls

Picnic

Mt Uncle

Markets

Herberton

Chillago Cliffs

Reviews

Amazing place! - Lolly p - Sep. 2019 - We spent three nights in the treehouse and loved every second. The house itself was beautiful with wood finishes and homey feel and a cozy fireplace.....
We spent three nights in the treehouse and loved every second. The house itself was beautiful with wood finishes and homey feel and a cozy fireplace. The balcony was a great place to spend mornings and dinner time with a safe railing and gate for children. The wildlife was stunning with beautiful grounds and rivers containing turtles and platypus, paddy Mellon’s and possums as well as stunning bird life and a resident cassowary. The treehouse was supplied with bananas bird feed and turtle food which was a thoughtful and useful touch. The new owners of the canopy treehouses were amazing, helpful, friendly and just wonderful people. I would definitely recommend a stay here and look forward to returning in the future!

Clay and Lucy are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. They were incredibly helpful and welcoming- and helped us meet up with an amazing local wildlife guide, Alan Gillanders.

The tree houses are a wonderful base for exploring the falls at Milla Milla, Yungaburra (great for seeing platypuses), and the Atherton Tablelands.

Our stay in the treehouses was one of the absolute highlights of our trip to Queensland and thanks to Clay and Lucy for an incredible stay!

An Amazing & Unforgettable Stay! - Nick S - Aug. 20g - We wanted to spend a few days in the rainforest on our 2 week trip to Queensland and booked into Canopy Treehouses...

We wanted to spend a few days in the rainforest on our 2 week trip to Queensland and booked into Canopy Treehouses. It’s a truly amazing place – birds and possums make a regular appearance on your balcony, there are cassowaries and wallabies in the grounds and some stunning walks by the river where you can feed the turtles (turtle food is provided!). The treehouses themselves are amazing – incredibly well equipped with log burners (it can be chilly in August!) and spa baths.

Clay and Lucy are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. They were incredibly helpful and welcoming- and helped us meet up with an amazing local wildlife guide, Alan Gillanders.

The tree houses are a wonderful base for exploring the falls at Milla Milla, Yungaburra (great for seeing platypuses), and the Atherton Tablelands.

Our stay in the treehouses was one of the absolute highlights of our trip to Queensland and thanks to Clay and Lucy for an incredible stay!

An Amazing & Unforgettable Stay! - Nick S - Aug. 20g - We wanted to spend a few days in the rainforest on our 2 week trip to Queensland and booked into Canopy Treehouses...

We wanted to spend a few days in the rainforest on our 2 week trip to Queensland and booked into Canopy Treehouses. It’s a truly amazing place – birds and possums make a regular appearance on your balcony, there are cassowaries and wallabies in the grounds and some stunning walks by the river where you can feed the turtles (turtle food is provided!). The treehouses themselves are amazing – incredibly well equipped with log burners (it can be chilly in August!) and spa baths.

Clay and Lucy are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. They were incredibly helpful and welcoming- and helped us meet up with an amazing local wildlife guide, Alan Gillanders.

The tree houses are a wonderful base for exploring the falls at Milla Milla, Yungaburra (great for seeing platypuses), and the Atherton Tablelands.

Our stay in the treehouses was one of the absolute highlights of our trip to Queensland and thanks to Clay and Lucy for an incredible stay!

An Amazing & Unforgettable Stay! - Nick S - Aug. 20g - We wanted to spend a few days in the rainforest on our 2 week trip to Queensland and booked into Canopy Treehouses...

We wanted to spend a few days in the rainforest on our 2 week trip to Queensland and booked into Canopy Treehouses. It’s a truly amazing place – birds and possums make a regular appearance on your balcony, there are cassowaries and wallabies in the grounds and some stunning walks by the river where you can feed the turtles (turtle food is provided!). The treehouses themselves are amazing – incredibly well equipped with log burners (it can be chilly in August!) and spa baths.

Clay and Lucy are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. They were incredibly helpful and welcoming- and helped us meet up with an amazing local wildlife guide, Alan Gillanders.

The tree houses are a wonderful base for exploring the falls at Milla Milla, Yungaburra (great for seeing platypuses), and the Atherton Tablelands.

Our stay in the treehouses was one of the absolute highlights of our trip to Queensland and thanks to Clay and Lucy for an incredible stay!

WHERE ARE WE LOCATED ?

 

247 HOGAN RD

TARZALI, QLD

4885

We are located a senic 90 min drive from Cairns, in the centre of the Atherton Tablelands.

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