I loved this place. From the moment you take off in the tiny plane to the moment you land back at Cairns again you're in another world.
As a nature lover I was exited about seeing the range of creatures that make the area so unique and I wasn't dissapointed. A kangaroo sat by the side of the airstrip and watched our plane land with interest.
The 4WD and boat trip take you to the resort, the management couple at the time Keith and Shelley were helpful and courteous, happy to tell us all about the snakes and goannas that wander round. The room was great with a balcony right on the rainforest and all the sounds that go with it.
If you are a delicate sleeper then you may be in for a rough time, the rainforest choir strikes up about 8 ish, I personally loved it and found it incredibly soothing but I was told that there have been complaints from gusest asking whether the frogs could be moved somewhere else. What world do some people live in!
Action packed here it is not, they get two types of guest, honeymooners and the over fifties with a disposible income. I guess because no one else can afford it. You can do as little or as much as you want, you can do some very challenging rainforest walks on your own but will require a degree of fitness which generally means very few people do them.
The river cruise is fun and informative, we did it with two different guides, both with different ares of knowledge and therefore not repetetive. The guides knew how much I wanted to see a Croc but despite their very best efforts it was breeding season and there were none to be seen.
I was lucky with other stuff though and got to meet a little tree snake, some of the white lipped tree frogs, the wonderful lace monitors that roam the place and a fantastic carpet pythomn one night.
The food is divine as are the pre dinner canape's and their Chef is a legend. You will not be able to say no. I don't generally eat seafood but tucked in with relish to the lovely dishes that were provided.
The worst time is leaving, you do easily build up a bit of a bill without realising at the honesty bar but the fresh juice in the fridge is included and I drunk tons of this.
You will get bitten lots so take the worlds strongest repellant and enjoy!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hidden gem, enchanting and beautifully remote rainforest hideaway, two hours North of Cairns, Bloomfield Lodge offers a unique experience of two World Heritage listed sites, the ancient lush tropical Daintree Rainforest, and the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef.Bloomfield’s aura of calm and the natural beauty of the rainforest soon takes over, rejuvenating body and soul. Indulge in a soothing massage, relax by the pool or take a stroll along a deserted beach. Adventurous spirits can take advantage of Bloomfields unique location and discover some of Australia’s most incredible plant, animal and marine life with a guided rainforest walk or a cruise along a jungle fringed river. Visit cascading waterfalls, spend a magical day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef without another boat in sight or experience some of the world’s finest game fishing. Bloomfield Lodge provides the perfect sanctuary to get away from it allA member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, ranked No1 in Forbes Magazine as the 'Worlds Best Remote Hotel', Winner 2011'Best Boutique Hotel' Queensland Hotel Association Awards and Winner 2011 Best Unique Accommodation' Tourism Tropical North Queensland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bloomfield Hotel Degarra