Platypus Spring Cottage is a tranquil country and rural retreat amongst rainforest and rolling green hills near Malanda on Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands. The Great Barrier Reef is approx 2 hours away.
The one bedroom cottage is located on a 2.5 acres with rainforest, exotic fruit orchard and tropical terraced gardens in a lush, peaceful setting perfect for a couple’s romantic getaway. It is an idyllic rural retreat and holiday house in tropical north Queensland available for short or long-term rental approx. 70km west of Cairns.
Beautifully furnished and equipped with everything for a relaxed holiday in a tranquil setting,this rural retreat cottage has a fire-pit under the stars for night-time stargazing as well as an internal fireplace for cosy winter nights. At almost 1,000m above sea level, the cottage enjoys warm sunny days and nights cooler than the coastal plain 70km away.
The grounds are inhabited by free-roaming wildlife (bush turkeys, tree kangaroos, wallabies & platypus), plus there is a year-round freshwater spring with adjacent deck & floating dining pontoon.
The cottage has front & rear patio overlooking lush gardens & valley views. An open plan kitchen, dining & living room with fireplace opens on to front & rear patios furnished with comfortable lounges, dining table & BBQ. A large bedroom has views over the garden and valley with an open plan bathroom with claw-foot bath overlooking garden.
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In the area are some of north Queensland’s most popular attractions like the Best Waterfalls of Atherton Tablelands including: