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How to Spend 72 Hours At Mt. Mulligan Lodge

A long weekend at Mt. Mulligan Lodge is one of Australia’s best outback getaways for luxury, excitement and nature. Looking for inspiration on what to do during your outback holiday? Here’s an in-depth guide on how to fill your days with gourmet dining, immersive Australian outback tours and utter relaxation.

Day 1 – A Surprising Introduction

  • Morning: Awake in your plush king-size bed and start the weekend off slowly with coffee on your private deck or a long soak in the outdoor bath.
  • Mid-morning: Pick up one of the Mount Mulligan Naturalist Charts and embark on a leisurely self-guided walking tour around the property. Try to spot rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras and wallabies.
  • Lunch: Collect a chef-prepared picnic hamper from the main pavilion and drive your electric buggy down to the weir for a private lunch on the water.
  • Afternoon: Relax with a swim in the infinity pool or a cocktail on one of the sun loungers. Watch Mount Mulligan glow a deep orange and red as the sun sets slowly over the horizon.
  • Night: Sit down to an indulgent dinner showcasing the Atherton Tablelands’ unique delicacies at the main pavilion. Pair kangaroo loin and red claw dumpling with a selection of Australian and international wine.

Day 2 – Feeling Right at Home

  • Morning: Wake up early for the Mt Mulligan Old Township & Coal Mine Tour. Discover the storied history of the coal mine while visiting the chimney stack, electricity generator, cemetery and miner’s residence.
  • Mid-morning: Squeeze in a quick kayak or stand-up paddleboard on the weir before lunch. Enjoy the serene setting on the water or cast a line out for barramundi.
  • Lunch: Sit out on the alfresco deck at the main pavilion while dining on a buffet banquet of seasonal produce, such as local banana and Daintree cinnamon loaf, black tiger prawns and beef bresaola wraps.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy a sundowner or two at the rustic Sunset Bar with fellow travellers. Admire the fiery sunset while sipping on an Old Fashioned Ned Kelly or a glass of Australian wine.
  • Night: After dinner, use the lodge’s telescope or the binoculars in your room for stargazing. Explore the bright night sky filled with constellations and the brilliant Milky Way galaxy.

Day 3 – Creating Lifetime Memories

  • Morning: Start off slow and easy this morning. Venture down to the main pavilion for an a la carte breakfast comprising eggs benedict, wattle seed pancakes, Mungalli Creek yoghurt and other locally-inspired dishes.
  • Mid-morning: Join the ATV Branch Tour for an adventurous journey across the rugged property, spotting cows and traversing creeks before finishing with morning tea at The Branch.
  • Lunch: Relax with drinks by the pool before finding a table at the main pavilion for grilled chicken, sponge cake and roasted zucchini.
  • Afternoon: Make the most of your last day at Mt. Mulligan Lodge with one of the most unforgettable Australian outback tours available: a scenic helicopter flight. Admire the rugged sandstone ridge of Mount Mulligan as you fly across the vast outback landscape.
  • Night: Can you believe it’s your last night already? Fortunately, you still have time for our signature Dining Under the Stars experience. Sit back while our expert chefs create a multi-course degustation dinner for two paired with wine handpicked by our sommelier.

Start Planning Your Outback Getaway At Mt. Mulligan Lodge

It’s easy to lose track of time while staying in the Australian outback and 72 hours at Mt. Mulligan Lodge can pass with the snap of your fingers. You can fill your days with our on-site Australian outback tours or simply relax in this peaceful paradise. Book your next outback getaway at Mt. Mulligan Lodge and enjoy a true Aussie escape.

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