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Set on 1.29 hectares within the Crater Lakes and Mabi Forest regions, The Cubby Luxury Nature Retreat is the ideal destination to unwind and reconnect with the natural world. With complete privacy, you can enjoy the sounds of nature and complete serenity from the breakfast bar or the outdoor bathtub on this stunning sanctuary.

The modern cabin combines indoor and outdoor living, with the whole front opening out onto the deck so you can experience the best of the rainforest during your stay. If you want to get your hands dirty, the retreat also has opportunities to volunteer with regeneration and conservation work to support the incredible resident wildlife.

Spend the day spotting the incredible birdlife, platypus, turtles and water dragons by the creek, and if you’re lucky you may see a tree kangaroo or sugar glider! At night, the stunning fireplace keeps the house and deck cosy, with incredible clear nights for stargazing.

The Cubby is owned by Amanda Dolan, a member of Guardians of the Wet Tropics and Treat Revegetation who wishes to foster an appreciation of wildlife in both locals and visitors to the region. She plans to work with neighbours to enhance the wildlife corridor through her property, creating a safe path for native species. Amanda is also applying for a Voluntary Declaration covenant to protect the property’s marshy bog and watercourse as a nature corridor.

The Cubby spans 1.29 hectares within the Crater Lakes and Mabi Forest regions in the Atherton Tablelands. Though the property has been historically clear felled, it still features native forest on either side of a small creek, with a marshy bog spanning one corner and feeding into a water catchment. Amanda is actively revegetating the property as a corridor linking Mabi rainforest and tree kangaroo habitat by planting locally indigenous species. She is also working to improve the water quality of the creek and catchment areas.

An abundance of native species is present including Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroos (Dendrolagus lumholtzi), platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii), freshwater turtles, amphibians and insects, including a wide range of dragonflies and butterflies. A wide array of native birds is also present including migratory magpie geese (Anseranas semipalmata), kingfishers and many more.

Contact the owner

This sanctuary has been listed by Amanda Dolan who can be contacted by phone on 0408 340 589 or thecubbyfnq@gmail.com