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Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat

Annan Road, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set in a forrest location, sitting on your private balcony at the end of the day enjoying the natural surrounds is a great way to finish a day in Cooktown. Well appointed bungalows that are clean and airy and allow you to feel part of your natural surroundings. If you are into marble bathrooms this may not be the place... More 

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend Milkwood Lodge highly enough. Well appointed cabins in an idyllic rainforest setting with glorious views of the stars at night and the sounds of birds in the morning. Our hosts who had only recently taken over could not have been more helpful. A great place to stay and Oh so relaxing.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just showed up to Cooktown without having booked anything, this place was suggested by the tourist information centre. We called up, they had two cabins left so we took them. For the price, this place is pretty good. Your own private cabin with balcony, tv, cooker etc. The view wasnt that great due to the fact that the cabin... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Set among the trees and laid out with privacy in mind, this is a clean, basic and comfortable place to stay. We had a great view over the trees from our balcony.It has a small pool.The staff were friendly and helpful. A good base from which to explore Cooktown.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

More space, facilities and character than a motel room on the outskirts of Cooktown proper - need a car - a bit too far to walk. Very quiet location, so activities of neighbouring guests could occasionally be heard. Free Wifi available near reception but not in room.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Out of town but beautiful setting. Very helpful and obliging staff/management. Nice and peaceful - even upstairs to bed! Hired a car here to go to Laura - seamless arrangements and provided an airport transfer for our flight back to Sydney

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We loved our 2 day stay here in this beautiful setting. This is not 5 star but the accom is private and has everything needed. Better than standard accom in a city. Cooktown has the most amazing places to eat, I would not bother with eating at 'home' unless using the bbq outdoors near the pool.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed one night at Milkwood while we were roadtripping on our honeymoon, we were pleased with the price and reviews found on trip advisor. The family looking after the lodge were friendly and helpful. The cabin itself was lovely, clean and comfortable. We went out for dinner and came back and the front door lock had jammed so we... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here in 2 adjoining cabins during our visit to Cooktown. The cabins are spacious and airy with a nice verandah, aircon, a tiny TV and a mini lounge kitchenette. They had faulty doors unable to be locked easily and strangely no soap-holder in the shower. Ideal for those looking for excellent yet basic accommodation. There's a small pool... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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