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Getting to Mt Mulligan

Getting There

Cairns Airport, the nearest commercial airport to Mt Mulligan Lodge, welcomes direct flights from all major Australian cities and some international locations.

Mt Mulligan Lodge is a 35 minute scenic helicopter flight from Cairns, providing sweeping aerial views of the 150 million year old Daintree Rainforest, the lush Atherton Tablelands and the rugged terrain that surrounds the majestic Mount Mulligan itself.

Operated by Nautilus Aviation, helicopter flights start from $400 per person each way for groups of two. Larger groups are priced on application, as is helicopter charters from other destinations.

Mt Mulligan Lodge can also be accessed by road; a 2.5 to 3 hour 4WD adventure from Cairns.

  • 35 minute helicopter transfer ex/return Cairns for a group of two – $400 per person, each way
  • 35 minute private charter ex/return to Cairns for two or more – POA

Mt Mulligan by road

Additional information – There can be road closures on the road to Mount Mulligan in the wet season from January to March. Mt Mulligan Lodge recommends booking helicopter charters for transfers during this period in the event of any road closures. Due to the challenging nature of the road to Mt Mulligan Lodge, we also suggest booking a private car transfer unless you are experienced at driving 4WD vehicles on unsealed roads.

We offer two options for private land transfers ex Cairns & surrounds:

  • Private 4WD limousine – 2 to 4pax, $800 each way ex Cairns
  • Private 4WD bus – up to 12pax, $2000 each way ex Cairns
  • Other pick-up and drop-off locations will be quoted upon application

Please ensure your accommodation and transfers for Mt Mulligan Lodge are confirmed before booking your domestic or international flights to Cairns.

Private Jet

Travel in style by booking our luxury jet for your visit to Mt Mulligan Lodge.  The jet can accommodate up to 10 passengers, departing any major Australian city.
Price on application and subject to availability. 

Mount Mulligan Reservations

Hours (Brisbane, Australia GMT)

Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm

+61 (0)7 4777 7377