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Milkwood Lodge

Annan Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
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Free parking
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BBQ facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
Washing machine
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Renee D wrote a review Sept 2023
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A beautiful and relaxing setting and very welcoming. The room had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Delicious and affordable brekky. (And the fluffiest pillows ever!!). Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Yoni R wrote a review Aug 2023
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Quite superb! The amenities are generous and high quality, the cottage very clean and well-designed, the outlook to rainforest just delightful, and the hosts couldn't have been more helpful. We felt revivied after a poor Cairns motel experience.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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sasanqua wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney3147 contributions187 helpful votes
Loved this place and Cooktown generally. Accommodation is very comfortable and well set up, peaceful and with a lovely verandah where you can spend hours listening to birds, reading etc. It is a very short drive out of town. We stayed two nights. Helpful and friendly owners. Would definitely recommend and stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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georgieandmick wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions29 helpful votes
Gorgeous wood cabins. So clean and fresh. Everything you need on hand. The bed was huge and super comfy, and the bathroom clean and fresh. It was just a shame it rained quite hard for our first 2 days, so really didn’t get to take advantage of the lovely little pool., or even to sit on the balcony amongst the trees and bird life. Thank you, we will certainly recommend to anyone we know travelling to Cooktown.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dan wrote a review Sept 2022
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My partner & myself have just returned home after spending 2 nights at Milkwood Lodge. After reading reviews on here prior to our trip I knew we were in for something special & upon arrival we were not disappointed! The staff were extremely friendly, very helpful & even helped escort us to our cabin. The cabin was incredibly clean & tidy! We found ourself not wanting to leave the cabin as it was so quiet & peaceful. Sitting on the deck amongst the birds, butterflies & even got to spot the local peacock ‘Roger’. The king size bed & bedding was lush & comfortable also. Conveniently located in Cooktown, not in amongst the busy areas. We’ll be back Milkwood Lodge, thanks again !
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Helen S wrote a review Sept 2022
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This place is a little slice of heaven. Welcoming, attention to detail right down to a tiny little coaster for the organic toilet spray. Honestly just superb. The hosts are amazing. You are greeted by beautiful Edward the sausage dog and Lina the warrior Princess, there was another gentle old pup hiding under the desk. Everything is taken care of you would think it was just you in the world and no one else.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Do your self a favour stay for as many nights as you can afford.
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Jim F wrote a review Aug 2022
Sunshine Coast, Australia60 contributions32 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at Milkwood for 3 nights.spacious cabins in a very quiet location. 2 km from the centre of Cooktown. Well appointed cabin with adequate kitchenette for self catering. The bed and bedding waerethe best I have ever slept in.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Marn wrote a review May 2022
Perth, Australia46 contributions9 helpful votes
Such a hidden gem. This place was amazing. Rooms were spotless and so quiet. Well appointed and the nicest views. The lady who checked m in was so lovely and helpful. Very close to town but far enough out you can just enjoy the peace and quiet. Couldn’t recommend it enough
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Buy the room spray they sell, it’s lovely.
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John C wrote a review Apr 2022
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If you’re looking for a tropical retreat, this is the place. We stayed for a long weekend and really wanted to extend our time there. The American style wood pole cabins blend into the rainforest perfectly, each with a cosy balcony that just is perfect for a quiet read, while listening to the birds. The inside of the cabin was spotless and extremely well appointed with the living/sleeping areas in a stylish split level configuration. The couch, which could easily double up as a bed, was the most comfortable I’d experienced in decades of travel. The owners and staff were all friendly, and helpful. They always had a moment for a chat, no matter how busy they were. There are only a small number of cabins, so the resort is very peaceful. The pool is quite small, but big enough for the small number of guests, and was very well maintained. The grounds were immaculate, while staying natural and blending in with the bushy surrounds. This will be the only place we’ll stay while visiting Cooktown.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deborah C wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne, Australia61 contributions22 helpful votes
The cabins are clean, very comfortable and well equiped. It’s in a very quiet location just outside of town, perfect for a weekend escape. The large shady balcony is a perfect relaxing space for a long drink and a good book. The staff/owners were all lovely, helpful and very friendly. We didn’t use it but the barbecue next to the pool (which we used extensively) looked spotless and well maintained. We stayed for three nights and will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
AU$183 - AU$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCook ShireCooktown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Milkwood Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Milkwood Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Grassy Hill (3.7 km), Cooktown Museum (2.7 km), and Cooktown History Centre (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Milkwood Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Milkwood Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Milkwood Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Milkwood Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Milkwood Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jackey Jackey Herbs & Spices Thai Restaurant, Cooktown RSL Memorial Club, and Bowled Over Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Milkwood Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Milkwood Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cooktown History Centre (2.9 km).