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Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat

Annan Road, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
KarenLethlean Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A cluster of 6 cute split level pole house cottages set in tropical gardens. A sun bird's nest on the balcony. All neat, tidy and compact mini homes away from home. Kristy and Justin looked after us, even making a courtesy call to make sure that when they were away from the office we were informed. They were informative about... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A change of scenery from beautiful Cairns took us to the Milkwood Lodge for an overnight stay, sourced by my husband via Google. We were greeted by Scott and Vera who made us feel welcome and showed us to our fully equipped cabin. The layout was perfect for us, a great kingsize bed, and comfortable settee to lounge in front... More

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51 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Arriving a week after Cyclone Ita, the surrounding rainforest (in the pictures) had been battered and the sound of chainsaws filled the air however, no doubt the area will recover very quickly. The self contained accommodation was excellent, private, clean and picturesque. The lodge had a small pool and was just a few minutes drive out of town. The owners... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Arrived from Port Douglas and immediately were welcomed by Bill . The cabin deck enabled you to sit outside and relax and listen to the birdlife ,saw wallabies , turkeys , lizards .We went into Cooktown and after arriving back after a meal then sat and talked to Vera and Bill for a couple of hours .. Wonderful hosts ,... More

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Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed one night here and loved it. Would recommend for couples. Situated just out of town, so no noise. The self contained pole cabins are charming, having everything that you need and nothing that you don't. Super comfy beds, a great shower and a lovely deck to relax on while enjoying a glass of wine. The birdlife is great,... More

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Athens, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed several nights here. It is just a couple of minutes outside of the main part of Cooktown. The cabin was very nice and restful. My only concern is that the cooking area was very small and not stocked with some essentials that are usually present in other self-catering places I have stayed.

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New Zealand
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19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We loved our stay in our own little self-contained unit. Sitting on our deck with a glass of wine at the end of a day exploring and watching the sun go down worked up our appetite. We stocked up on supplies and were able to fire up the barbie in the pool/bbq area, enjoying convivial conversation with our host, Vera,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Milkwood is a four to five minute drive from the centre of Cooktown in a beautiful rainforest garden setting. The self-contained cabins are a good size and well constructed with timber poles, flooring and loads of rustic charm. The absence of some creature comforts in the form of a TV larger than a breadbox is a minor consideration if you're... More

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VeraBloxam, Owner at Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and the nudge. The old "BreadBoxes" have been changed in to 24" flat screen LED/DVD combos much to the delight of our regular guests. Next on our list is a kitchenette upgrade. Thank you. Vera More

Cairns, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This is such a cute property with only 6 bungalows. They are well maintained and quite basic, but the peace and quietness is just beautiful. Sitting watching the yellow-breasted sunbirds from the lounge was awesome. Thanks for another great stay. I am sure we will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wonderful spot to stay for a couple of nights The cabin was basic but comfortable. Sitting right on the edge of the rain forest we could hear the birds and tried to guess what call went with what bird......fun after a couple of wines on the balcony. A cheap taxi ride into town we ate at the bowling club a... More

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Address: Annan Road, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
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