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We are available to give advice on suitable tours and day trips, and are only too happy to assist with your bookings and enquiries.
We take pride in providing an informal, relaxed environment and friendly service and enjoy meeting and welcoming guests to our unique piece of paradise.
We will ensure that your stay with us will be an experience that you will treasure.
Feedback from some recent guests.....
RE OUR STAY IN YELLOW ASPEN AT QUINCAN CRATER RETREAT FROM 30thAUG.2017 / 6TH SEPT. 2017
We loved our luxury stay in this wooden tree house, perched in the tropical jungle on the side of the extinct, volcanic Quincan crater. In the end we could only drag ourselves away from this hidden marvel in the Australian Atherton Tablelands.
It entranced us from our first glance, when we saw a half circle view of the cloud topped mounts of both Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker through the windows. Dazzled by the green of the foothills, which ran down to the rolling pastures of Leslie Creek, we looked at each other in silence as we stepped out onto the balcony and stood for while to drink it all in.
The view was almost outdone by the use of the beautiful hardwoods in the tree house. Our eyes widened in delight at the dark wine coloured glow of the Red Ironbark floorboards and at the pale, blue gum trunks that rose to support the red gum in the walls and ceiling.
Amanda introduced herself and she was such a wonderful hostess. She gave us undreamed of luxuries: the chocolates and port, the soft bed and blankets, bath salts for the so welcome spa, Yungaburra bacon that tasted out of this world for our breakfast, and so much more.
When we ventured outside, to do the rainforest walks we caught permanent prized keepsakes. On an early morning Crater walk we stood at Quincan’s edge, in that ethereal light that you can sometimes catch at that time of day, and snapped the view below. It was magic. The slopes of the basin were shrouded in glistening rainforest and a blanket of fog, occasionally pierced by tall reeds, floated over the very bottom. As we walked down the fog lifted and we followed the rainforest trail around the craters swamp. At one point , a thin “Wait a While” cane curled out and tried to wrap its barbs around my waist. It scratched with a scraping sound as I pulled away. We giggled and imagined we were pioneers.
Then there was the wildlife. One night a Tree Kangaroo lay along a branch just outside our window, at other times Pademelons raced past on the forest floor below our balcony, and colourful Bush Turkeys made their presence felt as they scrapped at the back door.
Is it any wonder we have little inclination to leave? Thank you Amanda & staff and to everyone who have made the peace and beauty in this Quincan paradise. In much appreciation, Coral & Graeme, Adelaide.