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Alkoomie Station

Oakey Creek Road, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Alkoomie Station
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Cooktown
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view brought both my wife and I to tears. The rooms were clean and we'll maintained. Marilyn and Alan were the consummate hosts. We were taken to places all over Alkoomie, the swimming hole, for a sunset view and for hike in the bush. The campfire food was outstanding and plentiful. The animals on the place were delightful. An... More

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Victoria au
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My Xmas Holiday Well,,, all the reviews I read about Alkoomie Station sounded great, we decided to go there for Xmas holidays Jan 2014. We exchanged several emails with the owner Merilyn Holmes including a couple of phone calls just to confirm some smaller details, one being access to her property, as it being 4wd. She advised us the road... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

What an amazing location. It sits on a mountain plateau 1,500ft above sea level with fantastic views across the Endeavour River Valley to Cooktown out to the Great Barrier Reef. If you don't have a 4-wheel drive, the lovely owners will collect you from Cooktown and if you do, but like us feel an experienced 4-wheel driver is needed they... More

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Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We loved our stay of two nights, and found it hard to leave because: - We immediately felt home - The very nice company of Alan and Marilyn. They will do everything to make your stay unforgettable - The amazing view - The space, the rest and the silence - The great cooking - the beautiful rock pool. A 30... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Although we are using tripadvisor.com.au a lot when planning a trip, we have never written a review ourselves, but 2 weeks ago we stayed at the Alkoomie station and were so amazed, that we wanted to share our thoughts. We loved it! Merilyn is such a lovely and caring host and the view is just amazing. We don’t have a... More

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Wandin North, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Road up to Alkoomie Station was steep, but when you get up there....the views over the Dixon Ranges are breathtaking and 360 degrees. Great Hostess Merilyn and the Fire at night was great. We enjoyed our stay very much...and the good 4 wheel drive tripo back down. We would love to go back with a few Friends.

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Wollongong, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Stayed 8-9th June 2012 two nights at Alkoomie and had a terrific time. Ok Ok Ok if you are looking for some sort of five star resort this is not for you, but if you want to meet a real down to earth Aussie battler and experience what it is really like to live in the Australian bush Alkoomie Station... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We were so looking forward to visiting the station that when we read the negative review by globetrotter2766 we were very worried, I emailed Merylin and she could not have been more helpful. We were planning on staying in the tents and yes we were a little disappointed as they had seen better days, however Merylin did not try and... More

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haywards heath
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We had such a great stay here! We were upgraded to the main, first floor apartment, which of course made a big difference, but that was only part of it. Merilyn was away (although she had been so helpful with all my questions before we arrived), so Alan was running the place on his own - he couldn't have been... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

We had a very different experience to what other reviewers describe. We negotiated the steep (but exciting) driveway with high hopes only to be disappointed. It would appear that Marilyn now runs the entire place single-handed and the neglect is starting to show. The grounds are overgrown (no golf course or landing strip as described in the brochure/website); there were... More

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Address: Oakey Creek Road, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Also Known As:
Alkoomie Station Cooktown, Queensland

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