During our trip around Cairns and region for 2 weeks in July, we stayed at Blue Gum from 8-10 July. We really liked the new house that the hosts provided us. We were told that we received an upgrade, but in comparison to our previous stay at Cape Trib Farmstay and Holiday Inn Cairns, per night, this was the most expensive, we paid about AUD140 per night. To get a nice B&B around Atherton, when we saw the B&B at the French restaurant we ate in Yunggaburra, Blue Gum has the best offer. It was our honeymoon, and fortunately we were the only couple in the house, it was good for the hosts to think about that. There were 3 other rooms and our room was facing the small pool. The house has a magnificent view overlooking Atherton, that was a plus and we had lovely breakfasts at the balcony. We also came across some wallabies and had to be careful while driving back from dinners up to the house not to knock down a wallaby. The housekeeping staff were very discreet and we barely heard them, as we were up after 10am during the 2 mornings. Breakfast was sufficiently provided with muesli, cornflakes, different types of bread (but frozen), etc. But if you prefer a hearty breakfast with eggs, bacon or ham, that's not included, and shopping can be done at Atherton downtown otherwise. Atherton downtown is very quiet in the evenings, but during the day, the town is bustling. For dinners, we were recommended to go outside Atherton town, at Yunggaburra, there were 2 lovely restaurants, 1 French, the other Italian, can't remember both names but there are not too many recommended restaurants around there. I prefer the Italian, not only price was great, it was cozier, relaxed ambience, many choices in the menu and also the choice of portions available. In all, we had a lovely stay at Atherton Blue Gum.
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- Atherton Blue Gum B&B is a home-away-from home, a great place to base yourself. Wake to a chorus of native bird life and enjoy breakfast served on the upper deck. The views are magnificent, looking down on Atherton township which is nestled in an emerald valley. The mist enshrouded mountains, with tropical sunlight glistening on their exposed peaks in the morning, is a delight to behold. ... more less
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