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Sanctuary Retreat

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It always depends on what you go looking for in a resort; if you are looking for a laid back alternative experience, sleeping in basic, but very comfortable, accommodation in the rainforest, then this back to basics resort is for you. The long house in its idyllic surroundings is a wonderful place to chill out, enjoy the company, read a... More 

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SanctuaryRetreat, Owner at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Anne and Chris. We very much enjoyed having you stay with us and are glad that you had a good time. And thanks for pointing out that Sanctuary isn't for everyone. It's not and was never intended to be. It is a true eco-tourism destination that helps preserve the rainforest and habitat of the Cassowary.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awesome stay in a jungle hut where you fall a sleep to the sound of the jungle. The track up to the sanctuary through the rainforest is beautiful. The food and wine is so tasty and the hole place has a good vibe. You might even be lucky to see cassowaries. A must stay if you are travelling to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel like I come home every time I visit Sanctuary-the cabin, the surrounds, the people, the food - it all contributes to the fantastic, peaceful stay that I will continue to re-visit - Thank you for everything you do to make my holidays here beyond words!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't visited Sanctuary since 2012 and were very exited to visit again during a recent trip to North Queensland. We had another wonderful stay, and very much enjoyed the lovely food for both dinner and breakfast. Someday we will manage to stay more than 1-2 nights. We always enjoy our stays at Sanctuary because it is peaceful, the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tree hut back to nature fantastic! Loved being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the rainforest. Loved the alfresco ensuite, but for those more conservative the shower block was fine. Staff excellent and catered to my individual needs. Cuisine divine! For the first time in my life I found somewhere I did not want to leave. I cannot recommend... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Immersed and surrounded by the sounds of natures. Such a lovely experience to disconnect from usual life. A short stay was intended and I ended staying for 3 weeks. Paul and Hazel are wonderful hosts. Highly recommended!!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A true retreat. The 600m walk from the carpark takes you to a peaceful Shangri-la on top of it all with distant views from the polished wooden decking. The food was exceptional, in particular the baramundi. If you're looking for a place to stop and calm down in, this is it.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

You are very close to nature here. It is a privilege to lie at night and hear the sounds of the wildlife around your cabin, where you can only see the twinkle of the stars and the trees around you. Also great value! Great food, lovely attentive staff. Good job guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We chose the mid-range option - the huts with the al-fresco shower - and were very pleased. The walk down to the beach was probably a bit more of a physical challenge than described, but the result was a beach to ourselves. Over the four nights we mixed up some self-catering with some dining-in. Plenty of time for reading and... More 

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Pearl Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My partner and I stayed for two nights in one of the rainforest huts. The huts are small with only a double bed, but the beds are very comfortable. It is simply lovely to sleep in the rainforest. And if you are brave enough to have a cold shower, then showering outside is just great. Not all huts are equally... More 

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SanctuaryRetreat, Owner at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Madeline, thanks for taking the time to write a great review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the rainforest huts are very simple and were always intended to be. They really are just for sleeping in at night where just some mesh separates you from the sounds and smell of the rainforest. During the day, the main building... More 

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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Sanctuary Retreat

Address: 72 Holt Road, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach > Bingil Bay
Price Range: $51 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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