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Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat

Annan Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
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#2 of 13 in Cooktown
Property amenities
Free parking
Pool / beach towels
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Washing machine
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Marn wrote a review 1 May
Perth, Australia17 contributions2 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
Room Tip: Buy the room spray they sell, it’s lovely.
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John C wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Deborah C wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions21 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
KimArthur4444 wrote a review Mar 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had 2 glorious nights at Milkwood Lodge, Cooktown. Beautiful pole cabins, fully equiped with everything one would need for a touch of luxury in such a remote part of Australia. Great aircon, perfectly located in the rainforest just minutes out of Cooktown. Spotlessly clean & smelt divine, good quality linen. Great pool for cooling off. Quality accommodation at an affordable price.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lyn G wrote a review Oct 2021
Atherton Tablelands, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
We weren’t really sure what to expect when we arrived but received a lovely surprise. Initially we missed the turn off & had reroute to find it. Driving up a steep driveway into the rainforest. Milkwood is only 5mins (drive) from the Main Street of Cooktown. We were greeted by 2 lovely ladies and welcomed warmly. A few bush steps down and we were shown to a lovely bungalow on poles. Everything we needed was there - kitchenette, air con, a VERY comfy bed! Just delightful! Right up in the rainforest & a beautiful pool to cool down in. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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slinkster wrote a review Sept 2021
Mackay, Australia5 contributions5 helpful votes
Well we just checked in today and to say that we are SUPER-impressed is an understatement! This is a a wonderful eco-friendly resort with the most incredibly friendly folks running it! Thank you so much Sharyn and Melissa for a memorable welcome platter complete with Prosecco! This dad feels extremely spoiled on Dads Day!! Looking forward to a lovely stay! And we love all the wildlife including your beautiful fur babies!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Nevest61 wrote a review Aug 2021
Gold Coast, Australia232 contributions145 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights, the cabin was clean and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. There are 3 sets of double cabins, unfortunately smoking is allowed and makes it unenjoyable to sit on your deck when your neighbour smokes on his. This was the only downside otherwise it’s a great place just outside of Cooktown.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Threechildren123 wrote a review Aug 2021
Warragul, Australia69 contributions30 helpful votes
Restful and relaxing cabin only a couple of minutes from town with a very comfortable bed with lovely linen. A pleasant shared BBQ and pool area is adjacent with access to a washing machine. Tariffs was good value. Pleasant and helpful staff
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Emily wrote a review June 2021
Townsville, Australia27 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I stayed at Milkwood Lodge as part of our recent North Queensland honeymoon. We had a wonderful stay. The lodge is positioned well, only a few minutes from the heart of town. The cabins were positioned a little closer together than we expected but we still found it to be private enough. I guess the only thing I would recommend to be added to the cabins is a curtain at the front of the room, though I appreciate that would somewhat hamper the rainforest aesthetic. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and even saw a peacock on our balcony one morning. The cabin was clean and tidy and we found the staff to be warm and friendly. Thank you.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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richardsf2018 wrote a review Apr 2021
Australia19 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful clean accommodation located in an amazing country setting listening to the birds and seeing the lovely butterflies. The kids enjoyed the pool and the Pre ordered toasties and coffee to go on our leaving morning was so convenient to start our road trip. The staff were friendly and helpful was the perfect place to stay in Cooktown. Five stars from us!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
USD 107 - USD 119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
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 Rainforest Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jackey Jackey Herbs & Spices Thai Restaurant, Bowled Over Bistro, and Cooktown RSL Memorial Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cooktown Museum (2.7 km) and Cooktown History Centre (2.9 km).