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    The Crystalbrook Lodge Experience 


    All meals and beverages including 24/7 open bar
    All guided or self-guided tours and activities such as fishing, kayaking, bushwalks, bird watching, wildlife spotting and boat cruises. Explore more activities and outback experiences here.
    Visit the historical Crystalbrook Station Homestead and Cattle Yards
    Day tour to Chillagoe incl. visit to historical Ford Museum, lunch at pub, private ranger-guided limestone cave tour and visit to marble quarries

    The Location


    Crystalbrook Lodge is located 180km west of Cairns in Far North Queensland on the historical 85,000 acre Crystalbrook Station. Established in the late 1800s to supply meat to mining camps in the Chillagoe area, the station is still operational today and produces prime Brangus cattle.

    Surrounded by nothing but bush country, you wake to gourmet meals and breathtaking sunrises. Spend your days fishing barramundi, exploring bush tracks on foot or bike, or discovering the outback on a scenic helicopter flight. By afternoon, unwind by the wet-edge MagnaPool overlooking the colourful scenery with champagne or craft beer in hand, and end your night by the campfire or sipping cocktails amid the manicured grounds.




    Crystalbrook is that location that you would set up if you could set up the most relaxed way to target barramundi at your doorstep. For those more adventurous it is the perfect staging location to do some exceptional Heli fishing for barramundi.

    The options are almost limitless when using this magnificent location as a staging point.




    Every meal is prepared by their resident cook, who takes delight in exceeding your culinary expectations. Their mouth-watering meals are not complicated, but the quality of the food will have you feeling as though you were being served at a 5 star restaurant. We understand that you are not escaping the hustle and bustle of the real world to then encounter complicated food.





    The Lodge offers modern and elegant accommodation and caters for maximum 10 guests in 5 courtyard suites, each with its own private daybed and courtyard.

    The Lodge features a spacious, open lounge area and boasts both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Make use of the entertainment room, verandas and a Magna © Magnesium wet edge infinity pool overlooking the spectacular Crystalbrook Lake.

    Each luxury Courtyard Suite features a double zipper king bed with a spacious bathroom. Wake to the sounds of the outback and soak in the serenity in your suite’s private courtyard with daybed – the perfect place to recharge.

    Indulge the mind and relax the body with a pick from our private library. Here you will find everything from novels to an eclectic range of magazines, historic books and a wide reference library on wildlife and birds.

    The entertainment room is located in the centre of the lodge.

    Appointed with comfortable sofas and beanbags, you can sit back and choose from a range of movies and documentaries (Foxtel and AppleTV available) or muse over the photos you took during the day.





    The team at FishingEarth will work with you to put together the most cost-effective and time-efficient travel plans for you. You will remain comfortable and stress-free as you journey to this fabulous location and back home again.


    FishingEarth Quick Facts

    Everything you need to know.

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    Target Species

    Barramundi, Saratoga

    Charter Operation Dates

    Traditionally the lodge closes over the wet season between December and March


    The packages range from two nights through to 7 nights.

    How to get there

    The team at FishingEarth will work with you to put together the most cost-effective and time-efficient travel plans for you. You will remain comfortable and stress-free as you journey to this fabulous location and back home again.


    Q. Where isCrystalbrook Lodge?

    A.  The Lodge is a million miles away from anywhere but easily accessible from both Cairns and Port Douglas

    Q. Is the water drinkable up there?

    A.  Fantastic drinking water.

    Q. Can washing be done?

    A. Yep, each day the staff will wash anything you need washed.

    Q. Is there hot water?

    A. Yep, unlimited gas hot water.

    Q. Is there mobile phone reception?

    A. No. But there is access to Wi-Fi.

    Number 1 FishingEarth tip for this location.

    If you are looking for that place to practice your flyfishing or indeed casting of any type this is the place to do it in live fishing conditions… That are more forgiving than most.


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