Unique Cottage Rental on Freshwater Lagoon near Great Barrier Reef, QueenslandCairns, Queensland (Australia)
Unique Cottage Rental on Freshwater Lagoon near Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
"This place is great for an escape, the spa is lovely and the property is a tropical paradise. The service provided was top notch and the restaurant w…"
This Northern Queensland glamping paradise near the Great Barrier Reef, where glampers will find this unique cottage rental on a freshwater lagoon awaiting them with open arms. It has two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a spacious living room and three meter wide verandas. Furnished to match its era with handcrafted pieces made by local carpenters, this rental will provide guests with a relaxing and rejuvenating escape. This superbly restored pioneer cottage was built in the early 1900s from hand cut cedar from the Daintree Rainforest.
This cottage rental is not suitable for children under the age of 12..
There are many facilities for guests to use and enjoy onsite, including a spa, a restaurant and bar, a botanical garden, and two free-form pools.
Free wireless internet across the whole site means that glampers will always be in touch with the on goings of their home life as they will have access around the whole glamping site including all in and around each cottage, the public areas, and even on the beach and around the swimming pools.
- Linens and pillows
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Double bed
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January to April is the wet season and this time of the year are the hot sunny days with periods of warm tropical rain. The daily sunshine hours are high because the rain predominantly falls at night. This is a spectacular time of year. The tropical vegetation is abundant, and the forests are filled with clear streams and many waterfalls. The prevailing sea breezes at this time are from the north.
May to December is the dry season and the rain that falls at this time is less intense than the tropical downpours of the wet season. The temperatures and humidity are a little lower. From April to September, the prevailing breezes are the southeasterly trade winds.
January, February, and March are an exciting time of the year and they are the hottest time of the year. Spectacular monsoon clouds build up in the late afternoons and 16.5 inches falls during the month; however, this area has an average of seven sunshine hours every day. This is a beautiful time of the year to experience the Great Barrier Reef, as the seas can be calm, warm, deep blue, and clear for days on end. The tropical rainforests are at their very best at this time of year, and many colorful migratory birds visit the area at this time. Guests can also expect to see a great variety of brilliant butterflies and tropical blooms in our gardens. The colors of nature are vivid and intense, reflecting the tropical light.
The warm, calm, clear seas in the months between November and May signal the time when box jellyfish can be found in the sea along coastal beaches. Glampers will be advised on arrival where it is safe to swim, as the property does have a “Stinger Swimming Enclosure” on the beach, which is patrolled by surf lifesavers. Box jellyfish are not found out on the Barrier Reef where the fish and coral viewing is at its very best.
The coldest month of the year is July when the maximum temperature is 77 Fahrenheit (25 Celsius).
September to December is often a period of very calm seas, hot sunny days and occasional afternoon thunderstorms. Many tropical trees and vines are in full bloom and the gardens are a riot of color. Birds and butterflies abound, in particular, many species of Honeyeaters who take advantage of the rich supply of nectar.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Cairns, Queensland (Australia)
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