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solar power energy. The resort provides guests with a truly peaceful and refreshing escape from the rat-race of cities and tourism towns. serene rivers, enormous gum trees and breathtaking views are just some of the delights on offer at the Hidden valley Cabins. After settling into your cabin, enjoy one of the many activities including customised tours and safaris, a hike on the walking trails, a tour of the solar power system or simple relaxation at the resort’s bar, restaurant and pool facilities. The Platypus safari to Running River is always a highlight. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Australian Bush and view platypus feeding along the banks of the river. Following the safari you can always enjoy a delicious meal at the resort’s HIDDEN VALLEy Population 15 Accommodation / Meals / EFTPOs / Post facilities Accessed via Herveys Range Road north of the Towers, Hidden valley is located in the Paluma Ranges. Accommodation is available at Hidden valley Cabins and their individual log cabins are surrounded by a wide selection of native fauna. HERVEyS RANGE cOmmuNITy Population 150 Caravan Park / Camping / Meals / EFTPOs / Public Toilets Take a coffee break at the oldest known building in north Queensland. Enjoy the scenic range drive, stretch your legs on the walking tracks and check out the spectacular views down the range and across to the islands off Townsville. GREAT TROPIcAL DRIVE Hidden Valley cabins CHARTERsTOWERsREGIOnALHOLIDAyAnDTOuRInGGuIDE2014|vIsITORInFORMATIOnCEnTRE(07)47615533 42 one of australia’s top spots to see a platypus RUSTIC FAMILY CABINS DELUXE RUSTIC CABINS RUSTIC ROOMS 24km from Paluma freecall 1800 466 509 www.hiddenvalleycabins.com.au MA18792 Making your way west from Townsville, take in the breathtaking views while climbing up Herveys Range – one of the best roads in the north – to reach the tranquil setting of the Heritage Tea Rooms. Famous as the original watering-hole of bullock teams making their way to the goldfields, the historic split log inn is the oldest known building in north Queensland. nowadays the Heritage Team Rooms is more famous for their tea, coffee and scones than their beer, but the rustic and Australiana styling of the building and its surrounds pay suitable homage to the glory days. Adorning the walls of the building is memorabilia and historical information about the old Eureka Hotel. An intriguing gift shop is filled with kitschy and cute collectables. A walk around the premises will give you the chance to see the tin shed buildings and rusted farm relics. With an outback-themed atmosphere and friendly staff, the Heritage Tea Rooms is a popular tourist stop. Enjoy thrills aplenty at Hervey’s Range Quad Bikes straight across the road from the Heritage Tea Rooms. Get your adrenalin-pumping on a fully- guided tour in dry open forest, through creeks, gullies and the range climbing to the edge of the rainforest. Choose from two tours on each day, morning or afternoon, and you can use the well- maintained bikes on hand, or bring your own. If you have never been on a quad bike the friendly, experienced and fully-accredited instructors will take you step by step through the ins and outs of safety and operation. you will be fully equipped to enjoy the scenery, including a trip to Robinson’s Lookout and the old Greenvale rail line and tunnels. Bookings are essential. 19 Thornton’s Gap Road Her veys Range 4816 M: 0447 003 490 www.herveysrangequadbikes.com.au 19 Thornton’s Gap Road Herveys Range 4816 Come and leave skidmarks at Herveys Range! at Herveys Range! at Herveys Range! at Herveys Range! Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms • Refreshments in the former Eureka Hotel built circa 1865 • Country hospitality • Scenic half hour drive from Townsville • Par t of the unique eastern limits of the Charters Towers region • Open 9am – 4pm ever y day (except Christmas) MA18304 Lot 6 Thornton’s Gap Road Herveys Range, QLD 4817 07 4778 0199 www.heritagetearooms.com.au Heritage Tea Rooms and Herveys Range Quad bikes CHARTERsTOWERsREGIOnALHOLIDAyAnDTOuRInGGuIDE2014|WWW.CHARTERsTOWERs.QLD.GOv.Au 43 THE secluded and self-sustained Hidden valley Cabins are a genuine experience of life in the north Queensland bush, nestled behind the Palu- ma Range with mild climate and unique wildlife. On arrival you’ll be greeted by a cheerful blue heeler named Goondi and the welcoming smiles of owners Ian and Bonnie McLennan. Hidden Valley Cabins was the first carbon-neutral resort in Australia, with electricity supplied completely from restaurant or cater for yourself under the impressive barbecue ro- tunda. spend the night admiring the bright stars lit- tered across the skyline and listen to the sounds of crickets chirping and the occasional croak of a tree frog. With its remote and untouched location, beautiful facilities and friendly and helpful staff, the Hidden valley Cabins is recommended to anybody looking for a relaxing retreat and genuine bush experience. Bookings are recommended and can be made via their website or telephone. A must-do north Queensland Experience!
Charters Towers Holiday Guide 2015