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Why Mt Mulligan Lodge is the perfect place for the active couple

Even with Mt Mulligan Lodge a pinprick in the distance, it’s clear during the helicopter arrival there’s a vast outback playground at your fingertips. Located in the shadow of Ngarrabullgan (Mount Mulligan), the lodge, infinity pool, pavilion rooms and suites and glamping tents take up a tiny footprint on a 28,000-hectare heritage station. This, and [...]
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Love stories: Phoebe and James

Meet Phoebe and James. If you’ve visited any one of our luxury lodges, there’s a chance you may recognise these friendly faces. Currently acting as the general managers of Beechmont Estate in the Gold Coast hinterland, James and Phoebe have worked at each of Northern Escape Collection’s lodges at one time or another over the [...]
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Where to find Mount Mulligan’s Best Self-Guided Walks

Your walking shoes, hat and sense of adventure is just about all you need to bring if you’re keen to rack up steps at Mt Mulligan Lodge. Everything else, from your map and water bottle to your snacks and sunscreen is taken care of by the lodge. Where to find Mount Mulligan’s Best Self-Guided Walks [...]
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Transport yourself back to Mt Mulligan Lodge

Did you know that each of our luxury lodges has their own signature scent carefully crafted by Olfactory Department? Inspired by the unique and rugged landscapes surrounding each venue, we chat to the nose behind each fragrance to find out what’s behind the signature scents of Northern Escape Collection. Northern Escape Collection Signature Scents Mt Mulligan [...]
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Recipe: Woodfired Freshwater Crayfish

Bring a taste of the outback home and indulge in this signature Mt Mulligan Lodge dish of woodfired freshwater crayfish with buttermilk, lychee and massaman. The fresh and delicate flavours of this recipe celebrate the local delights and tasty temptations of Tropical North Queensland. Recipe: Woodfired Freshwater Crayfish Ingredients 12 pieces of Crayfish (substitutes include [...]
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Stargazing in the QLD outback – 5 constellations to see from Mt Mulligan Lodge

You’ve not seen the stars until you’ve seen them from the outback. Australia’s more remote landscapes lack light pollution (street lights, cars etc), creating the perfect setting for ‘dark skies’ that allow the stars to really put on a show. When there’s just you and the bright lights in the sky above, turn your gaze [...]
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FNQ Birdwatching Tour

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Birdwatching in Australia’s twitching mecca

It’s easy to understand the appeal of birdwatching, especially in North Queensland. Immersed in nature, you fall quickly into a meditative state, as you learn about the ecosystems nearly half of all Australian bird species call home. Mt. Mulligan Lodge is calling all twitchers to experience the diversity of habitats as you take the scenic [...]
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The Unexpected Romantic Getaway that’ll make you see the Outback in a Whole New Light

Just as you can’t bear to be just another couple dining in your ‘hood’s hottest new restaurant’, neither do you want to head for the same expected destinations when planning a romantic getaway.    Skip the rose petals on the bed and surprise your significant other with a long weekend at a Luxury Lodge of [...]
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Sunset Bar

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6 cocktails best enjoyed with a sunset

There are few things that really signal you’ve switched off and are on holidays than a sunset cocktail, especially when it's served with vistas of the majestic Ngarrabullgan (Mount Mulligan).   Sunset cocktails and canapes are a daily ritual at the all-inclusive Mt Mulligan Lodge, with settings alternating between the main pavilion, the firepit down [...]
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Family-Friendly Outback Adventure: The Ultimate Family Holiday at Mt Mulligan Lodge

School holidays look a little different when you take the family on adventure holidays in the Australian outback.  Set against the dramatic backdrop of Ngarrabullgan (Mount Mulligan) on a 28,000 hectare outback property 160 kilometres north-west of Cairns, the family-friendly Mt Mulligan Lodge is designed for those who know the best memories are made when [...]
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4 Unmissable Historical Experiences in One Outback Location

How a monolith that stretches 18 kilometres and boasts a span 10 times the size of Uluru could fly under the radar boggles the mind, but there’s a chapter in North Queensland’s history, at this spiritually significant site, that most people don’t know.   This is Ngarrabullgan – Mount Mulligan. Once home to a thriving [...]
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What makes a Gourmet Traveller best breakfast?

When Gourmet Traveller makes a call on Australia’s best hotel breakfasts, savvy travellers pay attention. Calling out the breakfast at Mt. Mulligan Lodge as being one of the country’s best, Gourmet Traveller recently revealed the secret ingredient that makes it so special: ringside seats to the outback lodge’s mighty namesake – Mount Mulligan, known as Ngarrabullgan [...]
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Why an Outback Adventure Is the Perfect Taste of Australia

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

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Top Activities & Things To Do In Outback Australia

Outback adventures in Australia are truly memorable experiences found nowhere else in the world.

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The Health Benefits of a Country Retreat

Life can get on top of us from time to time. The seemingly endless cycle of wake, work, sleep, rinse and repeat can be hard to break.

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Experience Authentic Outback Luxury Accommodation at Mt. Mulligan Lodge

Outback luxury accommodation can be hard to come by, which is why we pride ourselves on being one of the rare luxury lodges of Australia.

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10 Outback Adventures To Experience In Queensland

From its signature sun-soaked coastlines and vibrant reef-filled waters to its ancient tropical rainforests and its own touch of the outback to the west, Queensland is home to a treasure trove of experiences just waiting to be discovered.   In our 'Top 10 Outback Adventures' blog, we highlight Queensland's ultimate must-see experiences.   10 Outback [...]
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Queensland’s Most Romantic Retreats

Life is often hectic at this time of year, and in an age where ‘being busy’ is considered the norm, it’s important to take the time to slow down, and savour some uninterrupted quality time with the one you love.   From dinner by starlight in the outback, to gourmet picnic hampers on secluded coves […]

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A Guide To Australia’s Luxury Lodges

When you’re in the mood for a luxury escape in a unique setting, Queensland holiday destinations are where it’s at. Whether you want to wake up on the Great Barrier Reef, in an ancient rainforest canopy or enveloped by outback mountain ranges, Northern Australia boasts vast and timeless landscapes that make for a memorable luxury […]

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5 Reasons Why All-Inclusive Holidays Are The Best Way To Travel

We’re calling it; holiday budget blow-out is a thing and it happens to the best of us. Experienced traveller, mid-weight vacay dabbler, or complete novice; it doesn’t matter who you are, unexpected expenses don’t discriminate. The best thing is that all-inclusive accommodation packages are the solution.

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Babymoon Ideas: Where To Go And Why

Babymoons have become an increasingly popular item on pre-baby checklists and it’s fair to say it’s in everyone’s best interest that those on the cusp of parenthood partake in a second trimester holiday to relax and rejuvenate before bub is welcomed into the world. Whether you’re an expectant parent seeking an outback adventure, an island […]

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GOLDFIELDS

On March 10 1976 James Venture Mulligan discovered gold on the Hodgkinson River which changed the course of history for Mount Mulligan. By April that same year there were more than 2000 men working on the goldfield forming the townships of Tyrconnell, Thornborough and Kingsborough. Guests can experience where it all happened by visiting the […]

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NGARRABULLGAN (MOUNT MULLIGAN)

Ngarrabullgan lies at the heart of Djungan country and its magnificence dominates the Mount Mulligan landscape. Ngarrabullgan is a remnant section of floor from a vast Mesozoic rift which means its beginnings were in pre-historic times. It was formed as successive layers of sediment (coal, conglomerate and sandstone) were deposited into the rift, before tectonic […]

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Mount Mulligan supports a range of wildlife and flora with Agile Wallabies often seen around the Lodge and frequent opportunities to see rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras and noisy friarbirds to name a few species. Mt Mulligan itself is known as a hot spot for plants that grow nowhere else other than the top of the mountain. […]

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