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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding the place is a challenge. Not may signs and some ambiguous directions. The accommodation is basic/tired, but very quirky. The toilet is on the balcony in order to meet state regulations, whilst the kitchenette is really only good for rustling up snacks. The breakfast is lovely though and watching catbirds coming into feed was a highlight. If you want...

Thank Neil C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am a 5 star luxury kind of girl so if I can cope (nay enjoy!) staying at Cassowary House then surely everyone can. It is an amazing place. The owners made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We saw the Cassowarys numerous times along with the fabulous Riflebird displaying. Our room was clean and comfortable with a...

Thank 51Debs7
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed two nights in the cottage. It is basic, on the small size, but comfortable. Nice deck with chairs to just sit, relax, and listen. Breakfast on the main deck, with all the feeders, was great. Plenty of good food and plenty of birding information. Catbirds, Riflebirds, Honeyeaters, and Butchebirds came to the feeders. Cassowaries came too, and posed...

Thank Hal72
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed four nights in one of rooms, not the cottage, in mid August Accommodation basic but adequate and comfortable. We knew Sue was going to be away while we were there so breakfast would not be provided. However her son was there and very helpful in all the ways we needed. We had internet access using our own devices....

Thank GrandmaBrenda
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We loved staying in the cottage-its surrounded by forest-surrounded by bird calls and a feeling nature is on top of you. Breakfast walk with Phil was great, these guys know so much about wildlife-then our breakfast was delicious and on the deck watching riflebirds, honeyeaters, rat kangaroos, and we did get a visit from 2 cassowary. Love to visit again

Thank markD6441XC
Hervey Bay
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were shocked by how rough and basic the accommodation was. The cottage was very old and quite uncomfortable. We had a few nights stay but really couldn't wait to get out of there. Birds were scarce and no cassowaries to be seen. Not what we were expecting. The roof was not lined and the gaps in the corrugated iron...

1Thank searching2014
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely lady runs the place and was so helpful, friendly and considerate to our needs. Even checked on me when she heard I was sick just to make sure I was alright and asked if she could get me anything. There is a brilliant rustic cottage in the middle of the rainforest with all the required bathroom, kitchen and hot...

Thank Angie E
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were just staying here as a base while we were on a house hunting trip. Not looking for animals at all, however, we saw the cassowary with chick VERY close up three times. Little marsupials, birds and butterfly's abound. Many we had never seen even as naturalised North Queenslanders. Sue is an excellent hostess with a wealth of local...

Thank skyerush
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for only one night with my 5 month old daughter. I wish I could have stayed longer as I absolutely love the place. I found Cassowary house quite easily by just following the map and it is located on a road just before turning into Kuranda village. On arrival I was met by the owner who then...

1Thank ciana90Sheffield
Venice, Florida
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is an excellent place to see Southern Cassowary and Victoria's Riflebird right from the veranda of the main house. Sue puts out a nice breakfast and you can enjoy the birds in the morning while you eat breakfast (highly recommended). You do not have unlimited access to this spot because it is their private residence and you must walk...

2Thank Barry R

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Address: Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Kuranda
Number of rooms: 4
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“We stayed in one of the rooms over the garage. The cottage is more rustic.”
 of 5 bubbles 51Debs7, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“In August-September, ask a room with the balcony looking at the place where the riflebird usually displays...”
 of 5 bubbles WouterMaes, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is available only at the main house, not in the separate cottage”
 of 5 bubbles dgqc, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Doesn't really apply. Rooms over garage are nice, though not fancy. Didn't see the other accommodations.”
 of 5 bubbles marydeetravels, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I liked the apartment above the garage with the outside bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielleO135, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
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