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Wrotham Park Lodge Wrotham Park Lodge - Rated 5 stars
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RESORT CLOSURE...
Wrotham Park retreat was sold in 2009 and subsequently dismantled, loaded onto roadtrains and moved to storage in Darwin.
The Lodge
Wrotham Park is a premium resort offering an authentic outback experience in comfort and style. Located 300km west of Cairns, a 45 minute flight away from Cairns, the resort is located on a spectacular site high above the banks of the Mitchell River, on the 600,000 hectare property of Wrotham Park.

Here guests can immerse themselves in the rugged beauty of vast landscapes and engage in activities that showcase the legendary outback life while being treated to a luxury environment.

Emulating timber slab houses with wrap-around verandahs, Wrotham Park Station pays tribute to Queensland's outback architecture, its dining and living area, library and bar are styled on pioneer designs and furnishings - all with a modern twist. A feature of the outdoor living area is an oversized raised platform ideal for dusk drinks and wildlife watching. A feature of this region is that flies and mosquitoes are almost non-existant!

Our consultants regularly visit Wrotham Park to improve their product knowledge - view some of their recent photos here.

At sundown, comfortable lounge seating surrounds the cosmopolitan version of a camp-fire and the location is perfect for viewing brilliant red sunsets as well as taking in the sparkling velvet of the outback night sky.

Accommodation - see rooms
Wrotham Park Station offers an unparalleled outback experience, the architecturally designed 'Homestead' and guest 'Quarters' are located on a spectacular site high above the banks of the Mitchell River, bringing together wilderness, wildlife and a hint of luxury.

The property is an adult retreat and children under 13 years are not catered for. It has just 10 premium Guest Quarters and caters for a maximum of 20 guests, suitable for couples and singles. Wrotham Park Lodge will be closed during the wet season from 16 Dec 05 to 31 Mar 06.

Activities
Wrotham Park Station offers so many activities you will never get bored. The town of Chillagoe is 83km away and it has an annual race meeting and rodeo in May. Complimentary Activities include:  • Barramundi fishing • Guided & self-guided nature walks  • Picnic hampers & drop offs  • Mountain bikes  • Canoeing  • Station stargazing  • Pre-dinner sunset drinks & canapes  • 'Country Chef' cooking demonstrations  • Bocce  • CD, Book & Board Game library  • Cattle Mustering & Yard Work demonstrations (seasonal)

Dining
The tariff includes all meals & drinks including selected premium alcoholic beverages. Dining at Wrotham Park Station provides an excellent food and wine menu based on a gourmet interpretation of traditional country fare, a modern style of dining that echoes stockman on the muster trail gathering round-the-camp-fire to share stories and a meal.
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Reservations & Enquiries...
Phone (Australia) 1800 456 236 (International) +617 3100 7999 or
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Facilities
• Reception open from 8.30am to 5.30pm  • Open 24hr bar  • Major credit cards accepted  • Foreign Exchange and Travellers Cheques cashed  • EFTPOS  • Safety deposit facilities  • Postal service  • Daily laundry service (dry cleaning not available)  • Guest laundry  • Swimming pool

Gourmet Bush Tucker
This is hard to describe in mere words and simply has to be experienced, coming from the same teqam who established Wilson Island on the world map!

Breakfast begins with shared platters of lush tropical fruits, freshly-baked breads & pastries and Station made muesli and cereals. A cooked-to-order hot menu follows with a range of items from classic breakfast favourites to a hearty outback breakfast. Fresh juices, plunger or espresso coffee, quality Australian bush teas and herbal infusion teas are also included.

Lunch is a three course set menu or classic stockman's served at the long table or a tempting poolside barbeque. Another option is a gourmet country style picnic hamper which can be enjoyed in-room on your private deck or at one of the many spectacular locations on the Station.

Dinners feature themed dinner-party style evenings - 'At the Cattle Masters table', hear legendary Stockman's stories and experiences of Wrotham Park Lodge - 'Riverside Dining', by candle light, dinner served on the banks surrounded by the sounds of the Mitchell River.

Local produce is highlighted throughout Wrotham's menu, including AACO's premium grade beef, the world-renowned '1824' brand. Each evening begins with sunset canapes and pre dinner drinks. Then, seated with your fellow guests at the long table, you will be offered either a degustation menu, a four course table d'hote menu or a platter style buffet. Weather permitting, outdoor dining with a gourmet Australian barbeque could also be available. Private dining is generally available on request for those who desire a more intimate evening

The Bar & Lounge is a relaxed guest area featuring a self-service bar stocked with a range of refreshing beverages. They offer a quality selection of Australian wines and boutique beers, as well as selected spirits and liqueurs plus excellent cigars. For those guests seeking complete indulgence or celebrating a special occasion, a small premium selection of vintage wines and imported champagnes are available for purchase. The bar is open 24 hours.

Communications
Internet:  • Internet room  • Room modems  • For recharging batteries, local power supply is 240v 60hz  • Adapters may not be available at the resort.
Mobile Phones:  • Nil local reception  • International visitors check with your own phone supplier for access in Australia.
Telephones:  • Direct dial STD/ISD in rooms

Events & Conferences - capacity 20
Wrotham Park Station is available on an exclusive basis for the ultimate small meeting venue or incentive destination, offering luxury and total privacy for your group. The Homestead is ideal for day or evening meetings with a conference management team available with their expertise and equipment as required. For assistance please contact our Groups Specialist.

Getting There
The property is set on the banks of the Mitchell River, located 300km west of Cairns and 250km from the nearest town, Mareeba. It is just 55 minutes by air, situated on The Australian Agricultural Company's (AACo) 600,000 hectare Wrotham Park cattle station.

Regular flights are available from all major Australian capital cities to Cairns. A scheduled service by Hinterland Aviation now operates from Cairns airport to Wrotham Park airstrip with three flights weekly at $249 per person each way:

CNS WPL - 1630 1725 - Wed/Fri/Sun
WPL CNS - 0815 0910 - Thur/Sat/Mon

Car rental is available through all major car rental companies from Cairns Airport and City. Rented vehicles must be 4WD due to sections of unsealed roads. The trip takes approximately 4 hours from Cairns, travelling via Mareeba, Dimbulah & Chillagoe.

What to Bring
Light comfortable clothing with sun protection (hat, sunscreen and sunglasses) for daytime, swimwear, durable trousers and closed-in shoes for horse riding and smart casual wear for dinner. A jumper or coat is recommended as the evenings may be cool. The lodge has a designer range of casual resort and R.M.Williams outdoor wear for purchase.

Children
The property is an adult retreat and children under 12 years are not catered for.

Honeymoons
Wrotham Park Station honeymoon packages are available on request.

General
Here guests can immerse themselves in the rugged beauty of vast landscapes and engage in activities that showcase legendary outback life and the rich heritage of Australia's rural history.

Wrotham Park is a breeding station running approximately 30,000 predominantly Brahman cattle. Wrotham Park has three major river systems - the Lynd, Mitchell and Walsh Rivers on Cape York Peninsula - which run through the entire property and are its main feature. Production of the property is breeding steers for the growing-out areas of the AACo company. Operations consist of two rounds of mustering using horses, motorbikes and helicopters.

Wrotham Park Station Reviews - more
"...Our trip was wonderful .Wrotham Park Station was for me the most memorable part of our stay. I wish we had another night or two there.everything about it.from the hospitality of the staff to the lodging to the food to the scenery was incredible. If we do get the chance to return to Australia, we will return to Wrotham Park...." Lauren F., New York, USA.

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