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Cassowary House

Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Cassowary House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Mt Tamborine, Queensland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cassowary House is tucked away in the rainforest. We made our way down a dirt road off Black Mountain road and were met by Sue, the host with a wealth of knowledge of rainforest and its fauna. From the start, we knew we had fallen upon a gem. Never come here if you hanker after 4 or 5 star accommodation,... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This small little bed and breakfast is located in the rainforest, about an hour from Cairns and 10 minutes from Kuranda Village (if you want to get dinner). We stayed in the twin rooms, which provided two twin beds and a bathroom. The room was really nice, our friends stayed in the other one and had a refrigerator/mini-kitchen area though... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a wonderful stay here while we were on a Sicklebill Safari tour of the Atherton Tablelands. The accommodation is best described as a rainforest lodge, none of the standard designations really fit. Sue Gregory is a charming hostess and outstanding cook who is happy to help with dietary restrictions. We were were lucky to have Phil Gregory as... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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59 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is hard to rate, on the plus side the friendliness and knowledge of Sue is hard to beat and for wildlife, particularly birds, it is well worth a visit. We stayed in Catbird Cottage and saw the male cassowary within 10 metres of the Cottage three times. In fact my other half had the dubious honour of being... More 

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322 reviews 322 reviews
30 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This accommodation is right in the rainforest. We watched birds from our verandah! We stayed four nights specifically to see the cassowary. We saw the female on three occasions,the first time we had just arrived and were unpacking our bags when the cassowary call went up and we saw her stroll through the rainforest. The second occasion we spent an... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Kuranda, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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