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7 Reasons Why an Outback Adventure Is the Perfect Taste of Australia
Discover the Outback : Mulligan Experience Find out More

There’s no better way to discover Australia’s natural spoils and one-of-a-kind experiences than with an outback getaway.


At Mt. Mulligan Lodge, we offer a variety of authentic Australian outback experiences, from guided bush walks and ATV tours to bird watching and cattle mustering. Learn more about our unique outback adventures below.

The Perfect Australian Outback Adventure

Exploring Our Beautiful & Rugged Outback


Mt. Mulligan Lodge provides a number of ways to explore the outback terrain surrounding the impressive Mt. Mulligan escarpment. You can admire the Australian Outback from Hodgkinson River while kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding or embark on a self-guided or guided walking tour around the expansive property. Love some off-road driving? Navigate rocky creek beds, back-country trails and open cattle plains while commandeering one of our ATVs.

Historical Tours


There’s so much history to discover in the Mount Mulligan region. Our guided tours of the old Mount Mulligan township and Tyrconnell Gold Mine let you delve deep into a significant part of Australia’s mining history. Wander through the Mount Mulligan township while visiting the cemetery, and skeletons of the kiln, magazine buildings, power house and chimney stack. You’ll learn about Queensland’s worst mining disaster and how the miners used to live during the early-1900s boom.


Tyrconnell Gold Mine, meanwhile, showcases the gold rush era in Queensland. The well-preserved mining infrastructure includes a 10-head gold stamper and miner’s cottage. Tyrconnell Mine was discovered in 1876 by Irish-born Australian prospector and explorer James Mulligan, who was paid by the Queensland Government to find gold fields.

Animal & Birdwatching


Nature is a big part of an outback getaway to Mt. Mulligan Lodge. Whether you’re enjoying a picnic by the weir, bushwalking or sitting on your private deck, you can frequently spot agile wallabies, short beaked echidnas, rainbow lorikeets, azure kingfishers and laughing kookaburras.


Pick up one of our lodge’s naturalist charts and venture out in your electric buggy to find a variety of native flora and fauna around the property.

Cattle Mustering


Not only is Mt. Mulligan Lodge one of Australia’s best outback luxury resorts, but it’s also a 28,000-hectare working cattle station. Depending on when you visit, you might have the chance to join the cattle mustering that takes place here several times throughout the year.


Experience the excitement, pressure and teamwork of mustering before toasting to a hard day’s work at our Sunset Bar. It’s a truly unforgettable Australian Outback adventure.

Delicious Local Cuisine


No luxury outback getaway would be complete without gourmet dining on local cuisine. At Mt. Mulligan Lodge, our expert chefs create tantalising breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties using seasonal local fare sourced from the land and sea.


Dishes like eggs benedict with housemade hollandaise, ‘sustainably farmed’ black tiger prawns and Daintree Estates dark chocolate mousse turn your outback holiday into a truly sensory experience.



The night sky in the Queensland Outback is unlike anywhere else in the world. The world’s ceiling is a glittering tapestry of constellations and the impressive Milky Way galaxy. On certain nights it’s even possible to identify planets and, if you’re lucky, make a wish upon a shooting star.


Celestial Dreams, one of Mt Mulligan Lodge’s bespoke experiences, lets you explore the various Indigenous and Greek mythologies surrounding these constellations while admiring the stars through the resort’s telescope. Your knowledgeable guide will recount stories that will help you appreciate the night sky even more as you sip on an aperitif while getting lost in the worlds above.



One of Mt Mulligan’s biggest draws is its tranquil weir. This beautiful waterscape is overlooked by native trees and the towering cliff faces of Mt Mulligan. It’s also home to a variety of wildlife, including barramundi. Fishing at Mt Mulligan Lodge offers you a chance to reel in one of these prized fish while relaxing on the lake shore or floating on the water in a kayak. 


If you reel in a mature barramundi, you’re in for a treat. Bring it back to the lodge and our Chef will prepare it to your exact liking. There really is no fish fresher than one you’ve just pulled out of the water. Fishing on the weir is just one of the numerous signature experiences at Mt Mulligan, including stand-up paddle boarding and nature walks.

Explore by Helicopter 


A scenic helicopter flight is one of the most memorable things to do in the outback. You’ll be transported high above Mount Mulligan as you fly over the undulating countryside in an air-conditioned helicopter. Remarkable bird’s-eye views of the ancient sandstone formations and Indigenous Australian sites spread out below you. 


This outback adventure also gives you a great appreciation for the sheer size of Mount Mulligan, which is almost 10 times that of Uluru. Your knowledgeable pilot will keep you informed about all the history and landmarks along the way, including stories of Mount Mulligan birthing the Rainbow Serpent. And what better way to end your scenic flight than with a gourmet breakfast back at the lodge while admiring views of the mountain from a very different angle. 

Start Planning Your Next Outback Adventure at Mt. Mulligan Lodge

For your next holiday, leave the city lights behind for starry night skies in Australia’s adventurous outback. Browse our range of accommodation online at Mt. Mulligan Lodge and start planning your memorable outback getaway.