Local Delights

The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, two iconic locations and both World Heritage-listed, are the pride of Far North Queensland and are on our doorstep. When you visit us, these should be on top of your list of places to see. So try to stay more than two nights.

Enjoy a broad selection of tours and adventures and return to a welcoming haven at our timber retreat, Marae.

Pam and John’s preferred tours:

Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a resort village with many excellent restaurants and coffee shops. Shopping is a delight and on Sundays there’s a vibrant market beside the sea. Four Mile Beach is safe for swimming and long enough for a good walk.


Five minutes’ drive away, the township of Mossman is the home of the sugar mill which has been crushing sugar cane since 1897. Saturday’s market under the Raintrees is the place to see local plants, fruit, vegetables and craft.

Cape Tribulation

Cross the Daintree River by car ferry and enter the world-heritage listed rainforest. Plants and creatures from millennia ago are still living here. Cape Tribulation is the highlight with a long sweeping beach and boardwalks through the mangroves.


Just up the hill, and 20 minutes away, the Tablelands has a different climate. It’s cooler there so different crops can grow. Granite Gorge is home to rock wallabies and a drive round the Waterfall Circuit is a favourite of photographers.