atherton tablelands birdwatchers cabin


Atherton Tablelands Birdwatchers’ Cabin is at 114 Webster Road, Wondecla, on the western edge of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, in the Herberton Range, 25 minutes south of Atherton (or 25 minutes southwest of Yungaburra).   

Travelling by car from Cairns via Kuranda or Yungaburra takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will find the entrance to our property 1.1kms from the turn-off into Webster Rd., on the right hand side, about 100m after the second small bridge. There is a stake by the side of the road with the number 114 on it, and a wooden “Birdwatchers’ Cabin” sign on the open gate. 

Being close to the end of a no-through road and adjoining Mount Hypipamee (“The Crater”) and Herberton Range National Parks (more than 7100ha of forest), you can really get away. And all this only 25 minutes away from Atherton, with a sealed road right to our gate! Our 35 acre property is completely covered by tall forest, without any fences, so wildlife travels freely between the National Park and our Nature Refuge.

Our location map was kindly provided by the Department of Natural Resources and Water, Queensland Government.

As you can see, we are at the centre of the universe 🙂

The travel times are straight driving times, allow for more time, if you are looking for birds and other wildlife along the way and want to smell the flowers.

Atherton Tablelands Birdwatchers’ Cabin  to

Atherton: 25 minutes

Bromfield Swamp: 15 min

Cairns: 1 hour 35 min 

Chillagoe: ~2 hours

Hasties Swamp: 20 min

Herberton: 10 min

Innisfail: 1 hour

Innot Hot Springs: 45 min 

Julatten: 1 hour 30 min

Kaban: 20 min

Kuranda: 1 hour 15 min

Lake Barrine: 30 min

Malanda: 20 min

Mareeba/ Granite Gorge: 45 min

Millaa Millaa/ waterfall circuit: 25 min

Misty Mountain trails/ Little Mil  stream Falls: 25-45 min

Mt. Hypipamee (The Crater): 10 min  

Nerada Tea Plantation: 30 min

Ravenshoe/ Millstream Falls: 20 min

Undara Lava Tubes: 1 hour 45 min

 Yungaburra: 30 min

Paronella Park: 1hour 15 minutes