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Atherton Tablelands Accommodation News page for new and returning guests to see
what's changed, what's happening, and what's new here at Barking Owl Retreat.

Black Bream caught at Barking owl Retreat's private dam

Hi again everyone,
Wow, what a beauty! Chris caught a fat little Black bream on Saturday 21st June. They certainly are getting big. Well winter is finally here so book your stay to enjoy the dam hut's open fire place and ensure to bring the Marmallows! Let's hope these nice fine days are here to stay after all the rain we have had this year. Although everything is nice and green.

The Tenterfields 'Kato' or 'Chilli' have really been feeling the cold lately and are eager to put on their winter jackets.

Chilli in her camo jacketChilli snug and warm

Hilarious, 'Kato' looks like a different hairy dog but at least he is warm. Below we have some new geese after losing ours after weeks of large hawks circling the pond.

We have named the largest male 'Boss'. He is on the left pruning himself above. The geese came from a dairy farm in Malanda. We need to name the grey one and the other white one which I am hoping are both girls but think the grey one might actually be a boy. So I need a girls name and a unisex name just in case. Any ideas?

Australian Hobby photo taken near Barking Owl Retreat in Kairi, Qld

The Australian Hobby photo shown above was kindly donated by our recent guest Mary-Anne from Nsw. She has takn some magnificent shots and you can see more on our Birdwatching page.
Below is a photo of Plumed Whistling Ducks at Hastie's Swamp in Atherton. See a video of them on our Facebook page and see more Hasties swamp pics there as well as on our Attractions page.

Plumed whistling ducks at Hasties Swamp Atherton

Mannikin at Hastie's Swamp Atherton

You really must take the time to go to Hastie's Swamp on the Atherton Tablelands and I would personally class it in the top ten must do things if you are a bird lover.

Just beautiful!

Hasties Swamp Atherton

Gee I thought we were a long way from the coast! Two pelicans dropped by our dam at the house in June 2014. The Geese were not impressed!

Geese not impressed with the Pelicans at Barking Owl Retreat on the Atherton TablelandsPelicans at Barking Owl Retreat on the Atherton Tablelands

Pelicans at Barking Owl Retreat on the Atherton Tablelands

Just had to keep this lovely shot below on our website of cyclone Dylan's post cyclone sunset. Keep up to date with What's On on the Atherton Tablelands and plan your next stay.
In July and August it is Show and Festival time and we have the following events:

  • Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride - 28th JUNE to 5th JULY

  • Malanda Show (Country Animals) - 4th - 6th JULY

  • Atherton Show (Animals) - 7th - 8th JULY

  • Mareeba Art Show - 7th JULY

  • Christmas in July Mareeba - 24th - 27th JULY

  • Mareeba Rodeo - 7th June to 13th JULY

  • Chillagoe Country Music Festival - 18th to 20th JULY

  • Mareeba Multicultural Festival - 30th AUG

  • Warbird Airshows - 17th AUG

  • North Queensland Gold Panning Championships Mareeba - 9th AUG

  • Mareeba Bike Show - 24th & 24th AUG

  • Atherton Maize Festival - 17th - 29th AUG

Our News page will be updated from time to time as we improve and update Barking Owl Retreat to ensure all our guests have the most enjoyable time here! Last updated 25/6/14.
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Your Hosts Chris & Tanya Bassford
409 Hough Rd, Po Box 85, Kairi
Atherton Tablelands, Cairns Highlands
Far North Queensland, 4872, Australia
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