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Cassowary House

Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
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Cassowary House
Ranked #2 of 4 Kuranda B&B and Inns
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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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We stayed here for 1 reason..to see Cassowaries and that we did..over 2 days we had 3 sightings including 2 extended sightings of a male with 3 chicks..truly awesome. we were in one of the two units over the office....clean but basic. There was a small cooking area with a fridge. Beds were Greek style..hard ! The toilet was accessed... More

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed in Cassowary House during July 2012, in the bush shack. The accommodation was of the standard that we expected. Not flash, but we were there to see the Cassowaries!! And we did! We were quite close to a couple of Cassowaries, and I do mean couple! My partner and I love nature and rain forests, so this suited... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

A surpisingly relaxing and special place to stay. So close to Cairns and yet feels so far away, up the winding mountain road, and just a 5 minute drive to Kuranda, it feels like you are in the middle of rainforest. The breakfast here is a real highlight, more fresh fruit and freshly baked (and beautiful tasting) bread and muffins... More

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Address: Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Kuranda
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kuranda

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