Mount Mulligan is known as Ngarrabullgan in Aboriginal culture which is a sacred 'Dreaming' place and features in the creation stories and beliefs of Aboriginal groups for hundreds of kilometres in the surrounding area. Aboriginal people first started to camp on the mountain about 37,000 years ago, but have rarely done so for the last 600 years. Eekoo, a malevolent wandering spirit lives at the top and Traditional Owners continue to approach the mountain with great caution.
A range of signature daily experiences led by passionate and knowledgeable guides allow guests to encounter the rich coal and gold rush history of the area as well as experience the present day pastoral workings of the 28,000-hectare cattle station.
Mt Mulligan Lodge offers modern laid-back luxury in the untamed and rugged outback environment of Queensland. Guests are be able to immerse themselves in the great outdoors.
Take a 4WD safari to Tyrconnell Gold Mine where the thundering sound of Australia’s oldest operating gold crusher fills your senses with what it was like to work in one of the country’s most productive goldmines. Delve deeper into the moving stories and fascinating history behind the abandoned township of Mount Mulligan, the site of Queensland’s worst mine disaster.
For those who love adventure, nothing beats getting behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) exploring boulder-strewn creeks, navigating outback tracks and meeting the bovine locals before resting at the picturesque south end of Mount Mulligan to delight in a chef-prepared gourmet picnic hamper and graze on freshly made goodies.
If a slower pace is calling, throw a line into the eucalyptus-fringed weir and lure a wild barramundi onto your hook for dinner, take a meditative guided nature walk, unfurl your yoga mat and salute the sun by the infinity pool, take out a paddleboard or kayak on the glistening weir, run a deep warm bath on your private verandah or settle down by the crackling fire pit to watch as thousands of stars brighten the night sky.
Whether it’s company or solitude you seek, the main pavilion is the welcoming heart of Mt Mulligan Lodge. With generous proportions, an inviting full height double-sided fireplace, lavish canvas and steel camp-style chairs, plush armchairs and a ‘help yourself’ bar and snack station, it’s the ideal space to soak up the majesty of Mount Mulligan and the tranquillity of this superb outback setting.