Marae B&B - Local Delights

Pam and John Burden have operated Marae since 2003. We are very happy to suggest local tours because we’ve been on all of them ourselves. When you visit us, these should be on top of your list of places to see. So try to stay more than two nights.


Daintree Safaris - Day tours to Cape Tribulation and a trip along the Daintree River

Mossman Gorge Centre - Walk through the Gorge with indigenous guides

Sailaway - Catamaran sailing to Low Isles for coral reef snorkelling

Wavelength - Visit three sites for snorkelling on the Outer Barrier Reef

Lady Douglas - A relaxing cruise up Dickson Inlet aboard a unique paddle-wheeler

Wildlife Habitat - Tropical birds including cassowaries fly free under the shade net. Feed the kangaroos

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - See crocodiles close up – and in safety

Fine Feathered Tours - Bird watching with expert Del Richards


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.

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


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. Marae is just a short drive from Port Douglas.


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.


Cross the Daintree River by car ferry and enter the world-heritage listed rainforest. Species 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 from Marae and only 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.