Marae B&B - House and Wildlife
Our architecturally striking timber home stands on three acres with 300 degree views of sub-tropical valleys and spectacular mountains. The majestic Mossman Gorge, seen clearly from the breakfast deck, beckons.
The beach-side village of Port Douglas is 15 minutes’ drive to the south. Private and unique, Marae is secluded but not remote.
The whole house is made from local timbers, including Silky Oak and Black Bean, and with its polished floors, the living area is light and spacious, with large wooden shutters opening to the valley’s breezes.
Enjoy your breakfast, with tropical fruits of the season, on the West Deck and watch native birds come for a dip in the bird baths. Their songs will probably have already woken you.
The deep rock pool is a great spot for an early morning dip, or a refreshing plunge after a long day in the rainforest.
There are many local walks through the countryside. Marae is definitely a quiet and restful retreat.
Among many Australian creatures, bandicoots and wallabies are our neighbours. Green tree frogs are often here.
Butterflies, including the neon-blue Ulysses, love the tropical flowers.
A bird list of over 100 species is available on request. Birds include the Helmeted Friarbird, Double Eyed Fig Parrot, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and the Yellow-Bellied Sun Bird
"Spectacular views, fantastic hosts. It has really enriched our holiday to stay here."
Clare & Tim, Australia
Christine & Bruce, USA