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Mungumby Lodge

Mungumby Road, Helenvale Private Bag 1013, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Mungumby Lodge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zürich
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

On the way back from Cooktown at a small junction we saw a signpost of this beautiful lodge and we decided to find out if it is as special as the signpost suggests.. Surely enough at the end of the track leading to a former mine we found this fantastic lodge nestled in amazing surroundings! Hamisch and Isabella are excellent... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wonderful gardens, lovely and sometimes challenging walks, loads of birds and the best food ever! We had a beautifully appointed cabin and the owner, Hamish, made sure everything was perfect. We stayed here five nights and although initially we thought it might be too long, it certainly wasn't. There was also a lovely pool to cool off in surrounded by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We only found this place on the internet and as we drove up the road were unsure what it would be like, and we'd booked for 4 nights. However, it really is a special place. The location is awesome, and the isolation great (no hardship to only check emails once a day on a trip to Cooktown). The cabins are... More 

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Coventry
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This place is unique, we visited in the monsoon season and had an amazing experience with the wild life and the environment. Hamish the chatty host, is a font of knowledge about the area and the wildlife. He is also the chef and we had some great meals. He makes his own bread and uses local produce in his menu.... More 

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Warrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed only 1 night here as we were touring around the area, it's a shame we couldn't stay longer. It's a good base for Cooktown and travelling along the Bloomfield track. The lodge is so relaxing in a stunning setting. The rains arrived the day we arrived and the sound of the frogs and the birds was amazing. Thanks... More 

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Rothenburg, Germany
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24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed one night while visiting Cooktown. Mungumby was a lovely place, so quiet al, you can hear is the sound of the lovely creek that runs out the back of the bungalows. these are not luxury bungalows, they are basic lodgings but they are clean and bright and had all you needed. gardens were gorgeous. the best part of... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed two nights here and used it as a base for exploring the Cooktown area. We got a hearty welcome from Hamish whose night walk aound his woodland was very entertaining especially when Hamish had to move a fallen branch out of the way and got covered in green ants for his trouble. He showed us how to locate... More 

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Sevenoaks, Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Sadly only a 1 night stay as Mungumby was booked for our other available nights but we turned up in the morning, not a problem to Hamish who welcomed us. I couldn't wait to walk to the Hidden Waterfall for a rock pool swim which was fantastic. It is quite a precarious (and I saw a snake!), fun walk but... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

From the moment we arrived our hosts, Hamish and Isabella couldn't do enough for us. It's true that the lodge is located down a long, unmade up track, but we managed it in a normal car, although 4WD would have been better. Hamish took us on a night walk, which was really interesting. We had pre booked a 3 1/2... More 

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London
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13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

we really enjoyed spending time with Hamish and his family. the lodge is basic but very comfortable and the food is excellent. we went out with Hamish on the nocturnal expedition and learnt so much. the walking in the area is great so get to the hidden waterfall. we followed their advice to visit Laura on the way back and... More 

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