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Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Well wow. What an amazing place to see sugar gliders, little possums and a beautiful chuwawa:) Very disappointed in the loudness of backpackers drinking while we watched the sugar gliders in the night. The heater was broken, however the owners provided a little heater which was great. Bigg bigg down fall. The place was damp, cool with the smell of mildew though out the room. I understand being in the rainforest and wet season, however it was disgusting. We didn't sleep under sheets, rather on top on the bed. The big couches smelt of mildew and were damp and dirty. The shower wasnt cleaned properly. After speaking with management there reply was "there's nothing we can do, it's a rainforest". Unacceptable after paying $150. Never again

My husband and I stayed with his family and the experience was great! We wanted somewhere quiet to stay after our wedding and this was definitely an ideal location. The rooms are very quiet and having no phone service was even better! We actually were able to spend some quality time with our family without the disruptions of them looking at their phones every two seconds. The wildlife is also amazing and the sugargliders are so cute!! I would recommend these lodges to anyone wanting a quiet getaway.

Situated in the serene surroundings of the lush rainforest around Lake Eacham. This is the perfect base to explore the Atherton tablelands. The accommodation is not fancy but is comfortable and roomy, clean and is well equipped. The kids will love the pool and games room too. But the reason we came back was because of the incredible bird life and wildlife. Where else will you see so readily striped possums, sugar gliders, leaf tailed geckos and red legged pademelons in one place? Whether educating your kids about our awesome local nature, enjoying the Tablelands, hiking or into wildlife photography, Chambers is a great place to stay. Staff are super friendly and helpful, as was Honey, the adorable puppy!!

We stayed in lodge 1 cost 140 per night The rooms were very poor a few pieces of junk furniture.Rooms painted in drab insipid old fashioned hospital green and bathroom tiled in brown mosaic tiles remnant of the 60s,rusty old two burner gas contraption. sitting on the kitchen bench along a wall mounted micro wave almost fell to the ground when one opened the oven door.Nothing supplied to wipe down the kitchen bench.Huge cockroaches roamed the place at night.Dreadful bath room facilities with toilet that did not flush properly.The bed was comfortable however for 140$ we felt it was pretty poor .good location but 80$ would have been a more appropriate price .Definitely would never go back or recommend it to anyone

We booked 3 nights and ended up staying another. Would have stayed longer if we were able too. Great location, stunning area, heaps of wildlife and so peaceful. Kids loved the pool and games room. Will definitely be booking another stay ASAP.

My wife and I had planned to stay 4 nights, but she became ill and was hospitalised, so I/we ended up staying 3 weeks - and couldn't have been in a better place. Lauralee, Pat and John Chambers were incredibly helpful, well beyond the call! Our house (#7) had views from the side as well as front and rear, and we could watch a procession of interesting birds foraging by at close range, or just listen to the exotic calls: very therapeutic for an invalid (e.g. Victoria riflebird, spotted catbird, spangled drongo, eastern whipbird, grey-headed robin, pale yellow robin, Atherton scrub-bird, Australian brush-turkey, orange-footed scrubfowl, Lewin's honeyeater and many more). Then there was the night viewing area, with honey daubs as bait: every evening was good, usually giving close views of striped possum and sugar gliders, sometimes also long-nosed bandicoot or fawn-footed melomys - a brilliant way of seeing shy wildlife at close range. The extensive grounds of Chambers Lodge abut the Lake Eacham section of the Craters National park, with similar rich array of wildlife, so you don't really have to go anywhere to enjoy rainforest. But it is handily placed for many good areas: Lake Eacham (5min), Lake Barrine (10min), Yungaburra for restaurants and platypus viewing (10min), and so on. I can see no reason to stay anywhere else on the southern tableland.

We were thrilled to find we had been given Lodge #3 hidden down amongst the rainforest. The Lodges are family owned and we were made very welcome. The unit we had was very well equipped which made self catering easy. Lake Eacham is a most beautiful undeveloped lake. So refreshing not to have shops, vendors etc on the lakefront. Swimming in the lake was fantastic! The Chambers Lodges are surrounded by wildlife and it was fun sharing breakfast on the deck with brush turkeys and a variety of gorgeous songbirds. We will return to this place, its just 69kms from Cairns and 3 kms to the beautiful village, Yungaburra.

Apologies for the late review! We visited in early April this year. The location was well signed and we found it easily. In arrival we were impressed with the gorgeous location in the forest. One of the first things we saw was a pademelon! The staff were very friendly and helpful and had switched our booking by a day due to an unforseen medical issue which delayed our arrival. At no extra cost too I might add. We shortly found our lodge which was a little rustic but clean and comfortable. We were advised to put some fruit out on the balcony and sure enough that brought in some cool birds, including the hoped for Victoria's Riflebird and Catbird. Smart! Birding and wildlife watching was generally excellent and we jammed views of Platypus nearby in the creek by Yungaburra. We had a nocturnal trip out with a wildlife guide Alan Gillanders which was great and I went birding with him the next day. Our only disappointment was that due to some evening rain, the Sugar Gliders failed to show up at the honey lick. However we did get a stonking Striped Possum which more than made up for it! All in all, the whole experience was brilliant and I can thoroughly recommend it.

Stayed over for 2 nights, fantastic location and the lady at reception was very helpful, and gave us some fantastic ideas of what to do, something that we wouldn't normally do as didn't know about it but all of her suggestions were fantastic.

We spent a week here with the full family (grandparents, parents and kids) and enjoyed ourselves, it's a great place to explore the tablelands. Several mornings we had a riflebird and a catbird come to eat scraps off our balcony, which was fantastic. Also saw lots of pademelons, honeyeaters and of course turkeys, but the one night we went to the viewing platform nothing showed up (but kids didn't have much patience so we only stayed for 10 mins). Rooms were fairly simple and a bit cramped, and main area had zero shelving meaning we had to store all our food on the floor! I'm fairly sure all the appliances were older than me, but did the job. Overall, beautiful location with adequate facilities.

Eacham Close Lake Eacham QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Lake Eacham, Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges places you within a few miles (5 km) of Crater Lakes National Park. This 11-room, 3-star apartment welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Lake Barrine is also nearby.


The 11 apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with separate bedrooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges features an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. A stay here includes free parking. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 121 reviews