Pteropus Guesthouse has a quiet self-contained apartment for a moderate tariff. Enjoy rich bird life and a unique flying fox experience.


The apartment is self-contained with a separate bedroom, living area, bathroom, kitchen and outdoor verandah. It has a TV, video, sound system, sheets and towels.

The bedroom has 2 single beds and a trundle bed that can be pulled out for a third person. The kitchen includes a benchtop conventional oven/grill/hotplate and a microwave. The apartment is joined to the main house by verandah.



We are at the juncture of 3 ecotones (open eucalypt, wet sclerophyll and rainforest) and so ideally placed for birdwatching and other naturalist activities. Guests are encouraged to contribute to our local bird list. Hastie Swamp, a well-known migratory bird wetland, is only 3kms away. We have a large library of books about animals, plants and the local area that guests are welcome to browse. We are nestled in 5 acres of gardens in a quiet forest valley 6 kms outside Atherton.

Guests have a unique opportunity to experience the work of the onsite bat hospital and meet some Australian bats - up close and personal! With prior arrangement, guests may be able to assist in volunteer work associated with the onsite bat hospital. Guests are welcome to a bat hospital tour of our world class facilities, a unique opportunity to appreciate and understand the world of bats.

Stay a few days to experience the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Atherton Tablelands - and enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to the rescue and rehabilitation of flying foxes as your accommodation fees support the bat hospital. Your host is a fifth generation north Queenslander who knows the area and its community well. She is happy to help you plan your time on the Tablelands.

Click here for road map directions to Pteropus House. Click here for links to Atherton Tablands activities.


1 night

2 nights

3-4 nights

5-6 nights




$100 per night

$90 per night

$85 per night

$80 per night

These prices are for 2 people. For an extra person on a trundle bed in, add $10 per night to the above rates. For a single traveller, the rates are $10 per night cheaper. These prices do not apply to volunteers.




Accommodation for volunteers includes these tentcots, and luxury tents or gazebos. The weather is usually dry and warm October to January when we have the most volunteers and need to use the tents.

The gazebos have power, single bed, shelving for personal items, table, chair etc Volunteers in the tents have their own space, whereas in the house it is shared.

We also have a number of tentcots that are used on the verandah at the house.

Volunteers can bring their own campervans or tents too.