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Ironbark House Dimbulah: Boutique Two Bedroom House looking over the Outback

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
Smart TV, books, stereo
In-room dining

Overview of Ironbark House Dimbulah: Boutique Two Bedroom House looking over the Outback

Entire home

Ironbark House Dimbulah: Boutique Two Bedroom House looking over the Outback


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Dimbulah, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMakoTrac International Racetrack51 min drive
  • AirportMareeba, QLD (MRG)62 min drive
  • Popular LocationMareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve63 min drive
  • Popular LocationGranite Gorge Nature Park70 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Ironbark House Dimbulah: Boutique Two Bedroom House looking over the Outback

Family-friendly holiday home in Dimbulah
Ironbark House is situated on the ridgeline of Ironbark Hill approximately 600 metres above sea level gazing out across the wilderness toward Mount Mulligan Station.
This unique, totally off-grid 1345 acre property which has its own solar power generation system, sewage treatment and harvests all its own water, is located on the outskirts of the Atherton Tablelands in the farming district of Dimbulah on route to Mt Mulligan and Chillagoe.
Just constructed, Ironbark House has two large bedrooms both with spacious ensuites, separated by a welcoming kitchen/dining/living area with a generous verandah over looking the most amazing vista for luxurious al-fresco dining and entertaining.
The raked ceilings add to the sense of light, freedom and spaciousness that this modern Australian bush retreat has in abundance.
This completely private 1345 acre working cattle property is a mix of wildlife habitat, with a healthy bird population of well over 100 different species found on the property, as well as it’s own colony of rock wallabies.
A network of trails cover the entire property accessible by a variety of means 4X4, horseback, mountain bike or of course by walking. There are 6 dams on the property, the two largest are a hive of activity with numerous water birds including the cotton pigmy goose. Or sit quietly and watch the cattle slake their thirst accompanied by a mix of native animals. If you’re feeling fit climb to the top of Ironbark Hill for stunning 360 degree views.

Ride The Outback: Boutique horse riding experience for a maximum of 3 guests per ride can be tailored to meet your wants and ability. Rides vary from 1 to 3 hours.

Private On Property Walks and Tours: These can be arranged with a guide of 20 years’ experience ranging from early morning birding, to night spot-lighting, rock wallaby haunts and mountain hikes or farm tours.

If, after exploring the property, watching wildlife or just lazing with a book you need more to do…. in the surrounding area you will find a wealth of activities, each one accessible as a day excursion…..
40klm to the north is historical Mt Mulligan who’s mine was the site of one of Australia’s worst mining disasters with 75 people loosing their lives in 1921. You can visit the mine site, cemetery and ruins of the town. The heritage listed Tyrconnel Mine and Battery (1876) nestled between Thornborough and Kingsborough is a couple of klm detour en-route to Mt Mulligan.
Head West for an hour and you will reach the mining town of Chillagoe famous for its Limestone Caves, Aboriginal artwork, historical smelter and Marble quarries. The Caves, estimated to be between 600 to 1000 in number, can be visited alone or to access the larger deeper caves are available through Ranger guided tours several times a day. This day trip will give you a real appreciation of outback life in Australia.
Drive South East for a change of scenery to visit the highland rainforest and farming area of the central Atherton Tablelands. Starting with Tolga and Lake Tinaroo wend your way around Yungaburra with the famous Curtain Fig tree, Atherton, Herberton with it’s quaint restored historical village. Sample a variety of cheese, chocolate, coffee and bio-dynamic dairy products from a variety of farms on your adventure.
If you didn’t have time to stop Mareeba on your way to Ironbark House it’s a 40 minute drive to stock up on goodies or explore Granite gorge, perhaps drop into Mt Uncle Distillery and sample some of their award winning handmade spirits or wine tasting at Golden Drop Winery and don’t forget a coffee at Skybury or the Coffee Works.
The local town of Dimbulah, 7klm from Ironbark House has amenities such as a local pool, pub, café, bakery, butcher, library, variety/hardware store, bank, post office and chemist. The café, Camp 64 is a tourist attraction in it’s own right with a fascinating display of artefacts from Australia’s pioneering past. The quaint little train station opens twice a week for the Savannahlander Train on it’s way to and from Forsayth.
Ironbark House is less than 2 hours from Cairns International Airport and Port Douglas and well worth the drive!

The Accommodation
Bedroom 1 has a King bed which can be spilt into two singles if required. The generous room has full sized wardrobe, seating area, direct access onto the verandah and spacious ensuite.

Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed and a day bed which can be converted into a King bed, so this bedroom can sleep 4 sharing two beds. Also has a large ensuite bathroom, amazing views, wardrobe and storage.

Please note that if you are a party of 3 people, but wish to use both bedrooms/ensuites (i.e. the entire house) you will have to book as for 4 guests and please advise me by email regarding the exact number of guests.

The Kitchen is well equipped bearing in mind that this house is totally dependant of solar power generation, so you won’t find power hungry monsters like dishwashers and coffee machines here, but has all the essentials for a comfortable stay. The oven and cooktop are gas, there is a generous fridge/freezer, tea, coffee and basic condiments are provided.
The combined Dining and Living area, which like every room in the house has amazing views is equipped with dinning table for 6, VAST TV which offers plenty of channels, there is good mobile and internet reception (no WIFI).
There are two verandahs to make the most of the sun (or shade) during the day. The main one comes complete with BBQ, al-fresco dinning and seating area. Sit and watch the sun go down while being entertained by the local wildlife.

Here is what a few of guests have had to say:

Dear Rachael and Kevin
Thank you so much for having us to enjoy the beauty of your property.
When we arrived I was just overwhelmed.
I fell in love with all your animals, especially with Misfit. I couldn’t imagine any better last days of our stay in Australia.
You two are just lovely and so welcoming.
I bet you’re going to have plenty of happy guests in the future and maybe I’ll come back one day, would definitely love to.
We appreciate everything you set up for us a lot and we love the Ironbark House, it’s just amazing.
The furniture you chose is just perfect and I couldn’t think of a more cozy house in the middle of the bush. The kitchen is well equipped and we loved to cook and have dinner at the veranda overlooking the wilderness.
We even had a kangaroo saying hello once.
My highlight of the stay was definitely horse back riding in the early mornings.
We would recommend to stay here to everyone who wants to stay apart from touristy places and see a total different side of Australia after staying in the Cairns coastal area. Two different worlds, not to compare. Both absolutely stunning and for me the Ironbark House is one of my favourite places in Australia.

All the best,
Janina and Sylvia

Ironbark House was the perfect outback getaway - peaceful, rejuvenating and a great place to see an abundance of wildlife. The view over the property is mesmerising, so we’re the wedge-tailed eagles that soared above at sunset. Stylish decor, comfortable beds and modern facilities made our stay so cosy and convenient. The private horse ride is well guided on lovely horses. We saw troupes of wallabies, woodland and rocky terrains and lots of cute new baby calves, one born the day of the ride! I’d recommend Ironbark House to anyone seeking either a peaceful break or an adventurous trip in the outback.


Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds, day beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rachael Coleman-Hann
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Pool


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Day bed
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Near a laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Cycling on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Dimbulah, this holiday home is in a rural area. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby swimming, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails, horse riding and cycling.

What's nearby

  • MakoTrac International Racetrack - 51 min drive
  • The Beck Museum - 60 min drive
  • Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve - 63 min drive
  • Granite Gorge Nature Park - 70 min drive
  • Mareeba Wetlands - 73 min drive


  • Funky Mango Cafe - 15 min drive
  • Junction Hotel - 15 min drive
  • Camp 64 - 15 min drive
  • Bakery - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Dimbulah Station - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

We stayed 3 nights at this property on a farm. It is set on top of a hill with beautiful views which you can enjoy from a covered deck on which we spent a lot of time relaxing. The house is modern, clean and comfortable. The host was very friendly and helpful. Definitely would recommend a stay at this place if you enjoy peace and quiet with a beautiful view.