The Mareeba Tropical Savannas and Wetlands provide a unique outback experience, just over an hour from Cairns. The 5,000 acre savanna reserve was developed by the Mareeba Wetland Foundation, a community-based membership organisation. Its lagoons, channels and wetlands are a sanctuary for much of tropical Australia’s savanna and wetland wildlife and cultural heritage.
The wetlands offers unique accommodation options, in the form of African-style safari tents. The tariff for staying at wetlands’ Jabiru Safari Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, meals, daily wildlife safari tours, canoeing and membership in the Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland. Clancy’s Lagoon is the heart of the attraction and has an interpretive centre and covered deck. There are a range of activities you can enjoy including wildlife safaris, walking trails, boat tours, kayaking and bird-watching. Day visitors are also welcome.