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Cassowary House

Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
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Cassowary House
Ranked #2 of 6 Kuranda B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It feels like a million miles away from everything in the middle of rainforest. We stayed in the room above the garage that had the toilet outside on the porch. There are two rooms above the garage the one we stayed in had a little kitchen area (fridge, microwave, sink) I don't think the other one did? Ours had a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Definitely hard to rate this place. We stayed in the Catbird Cottage - quaint but very rustic. Bed very uncomfortable & noisy to sleep as no insulation on roof so rain sounds like a freight train & wildlife dropping stuff on roof all night also. However, the lack of sleep was absolutely worthwhile as seeing the cassowary up close was... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was a wonderful place for our family to stay - we spent 4 nights, and then one last one before leaving the area on a longer trip up to the rainforest, tablelands and GBR. We stayed in the cottage, which has the best bathroom and back porch view we've had - straight into a rainforest ravine. Morning calls by... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It’s very difficult to rate this property. If you are a birder, you will probably love it. We saw the cassowary and numerous other forest birds and animals. On a night trip, arranged by the hosts, we saw sugar gliders, a variety of possums and tree kangaroos. My birder husband was very happy with the stay. However, if anyone in... More

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Seville, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Cassowary House, which was a good decision as although we didn't see any Cassowary the first time, on the second we saw the female stroll calmly around the house. Amazing to see her up so close! While we had breakfast, MacLear's Honeyeaters were constantly visiting the feeder and a catbird came too, and at... More

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San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I spent three days at Cassowary House, for birding. The cassowary is a prime draw here, and a bird visited each of the three days that I was there for spectacular views. There were also many other rain forest species present, which I was able to see on my first day. Excellent rainforest birding. In addition, Sue Gregory arranged for... More

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I wrote polite comments in the Gregory's guest book, but here I have to be honest. As a birder and bird photographer, Cassowary House was the biggest disappointment in several decades of visiting birding lodges around the world. The visitor should know that Cassowary House is a private residence first and a birding lodge second. It is nestled quite literally... More

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Seattle, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We did visited Cassowary House and took a day tour arranged by proprietors, Phil and Sue Gregory. Our guide was Jun Matsui, an extraordinarily talented birder and naturalist. He took my wife, son, and me to see rainforest species at Lake Barrine in the hills south of Cairns, shorebirds on the Esplanade, the cassowaries in Kuranda, and drylands species to... More

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19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We saw our Cassowary and lots of other birds, too. Plus Musky-Rat Kangaroos and Pademelons. Sue's breakfasts are a treat. We were introduced to many new tropical fruits and we really enjoyed the atmosphere and Sue's company. The rooms are quite comfortable, although steps could be a problem for some. The immediate area here is great for birdwatching, and this... More

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I stayed with a bird watching friend for several days at the Cassowary House and this included having our own birding guide to take us to several differant locations in the region. We used the Cassowary House as a base for our operations and this worked quite well. Sue makes a super breakfast and some fantastic dinners. We were able... More

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Address: Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Kuranda

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