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Cassowary House

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Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872 Australia
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Finding an ideal charming guest house in Kuranda does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Cassowary House, a nice option for travellers like you.

While staying at Cassowary House, visitors can check out Wrights Lookout (2.1 mi), which is a popular Kuranda attraction.

Rooms at Cassowary House offer a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

If you are driving to Cassowary House, free parking is available.

While staying in Kuranda, you can get some delicious falafel at Falafellicious, which is a short distance from Cassowary House.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Peter Jarver Gallery (0.7 mi) and Honey House (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the guest house.

Cassowary House looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kuranda.

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Courtney K wrote a review Oct 2019
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We stayed for 4 nights in the Catbird Cottage and by the last day I didn’t want to leave! The cottage is located about 10 m from the main house and is absolutely adorable. It is definitely a rainforest experience in that there are bugs and things (seeds and leaves) falling on the roof at night, but there was more than enough provided to keep us comfortable. The bed had a heated blanket, there was a fully equipped kitchen, and we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the rainforest. For one of the days we were there, it rained the entire day, but we were happy to spend our time reading and relaxing in such a cozy space. The property was beautiful, and without even leaving, we were able to see red legged pademelons, musky rat kangaroos, northern brown bandicoots, a white tailed rat, Victoria’s riflebird, Macleay’s honeyeater, black butcherbird, hornbill friarbird, and more, with many of them coming right up to the porch of the main house. The hosts were wonderful. Sue prepared a delicious breakfast each morning and was happy to talk to us about all the local wildlife and recommend birding locations to us. They offered to give rides to surrounding birding locations that were a bit too far to walk to. Both Sue and her husband were extremely knowledgeable, kind, and obviously care very much about the wildlife they live with. The location was also perfect. Black mountain road was a great place to do some birding, and it was about a 25 minute walk from the center of Kuranda, from which you could walk to Barron Falls. It was far enough away from the town though that it felt very serene and secluded. Our favorite part of the stay though was Cornelius, the rooster that lives on the property. He was so friendly and affectionate, and tagged along on our birding walks around the property hoping for some hugs and pats. Overall this was an amazing way to experience the rainforest and the local wildlife, and if you are excited about the outdoors, I would highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gypsgris wrote a review Oct 2019
Poughkeepsie, New York466 contributions236 helpful votes
We stayed in the cottage which has everything you need to be independent. There is a big refrigerator, a well stocked kitchen, microwave and toaster oven, etc. The bathroom is small but the shower is hot. The bed has a heating blanket to keep the damp out. There is a dehumidifier, all highly appreciated. The cabin was sufficiently clean for being out in the woods. The breakfast that Sue provided was great! An excellent choice of fruit and breads! The dog problem that others described has been resolved and the dogs were kept out of the way whenever we asked to enter the house. The feeder was a bit underwhelming: since only Black Butcherbirds came during breakfast. But we were lucky to see the juvenile Southern Cassowary; time of year seems to play a major role determining, if you see them reliably. It is true that birds are difficult to spot on the property but such is forest birding and with patience good birds can be seen. Knowing some bird calls will help. And Black Mountain Road is definitely good to see birds.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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mgaume1 wrote a review Jun 2019
Mission Hills, Kansas3 contributions
My daughter and I recently had a pleasant stay at the Cassowary House. Sue Gregory is a gracious host and her accommodations were wonderful and clean. Our room was surrounded by dense rainforest and was clean and comfortable. Sue made us breakfast each morning before heading out to go birdwatching for the day. The highlight of our stay was the daily visit of the southern cassowaries and Victoria's riflebird. We saw them up-close but from a safe comfortable distant each day we were there. One morning we were late getting to breakfast at Sue's house because we were blocked by a very large adult Cassowary standing in our path Sue's son Rowan was also very gracious with his time and sharing his knowledge of the birds and plants on the property. If you're looking for a comfortable place to see stay with the chances of seeing the Southern Cassowary and Victoria's Riflebird as well as other birds, this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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PANC J wrote a review Jun 2019
Lima, Peru742 contributions170 helpful votes
If you want an absolutely delightful retreat in the middle of the Queensland tropical forest, this is definitely the place. If you want a spotless hotel room with free toiletries, no scent of trees, no bugs, tidy parking spaces and where you can't hear the rain on your roof... don't come here. Please don't come here. A distinct part of its charm is the personal sense of being IN the rainforest. The birds are around you, cassowaries can walk through the yard while you are standing there. The owner, Sue, will sit down and talk with you at a breakfast rich with fruits of the forest and an overflowing platter of toast with several homemade jams. We did see two adult cassowaries and one juvenile as well as the Victorian Riflebird that is extremely rare and only found in this small part of Australia. We loved it.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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MarkTBegg wrote a review Feb 2019
East Calder, United Kingdom116 contributions42 helpful votes
I booked this along with the Platypus tour way in advance. Your accommodation is in the rain forest amongst nature so don’t expect it to be bug free or noise free. It was exactly how I imagined it to be. We were in the Catbird cottage with a kitchen , sitting area and double bed. There is a toilet with good shower. My wife didn’t like it as there were insects and it was dark ( duh what did you think there would be ) it’s a bloody rainforest for gods sake. It is very dark but there is electricity and lights, sure there are a few bugs but it’s their home what do you expect. I had a great time and loved it. Lots of birds like the Riflebird and don’t forget the prehistoric looking Southern Cassowary which showed up with his two youngsters. Fantastic , the breakfast was amazing with heaps of fruit, eggs, cereals, amazing bread, muffins and hot coffee. Best breakie I’ve had. The tour was great with our Phil pointing out all the birds and finding us tree kangaroos and then the Platypus itself which was the highlight of my holiday. Phil has a amazing knowledge of birds and had me wishing I was going on another tour with him. Anyway my wife didn’t like the secluded site or the noises so we cut our stay short and went to a luxury hotel where my wife was happy at last. I on the other hand sulked for days. I will be back ( myself ) for a week next time. Thanks guys it was great.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cassowary House
Which popular attractions are close to Cassowary House?
Nearby attractions include Birdworld Kuranda (1.0 km), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (1.0 km), and Kuranda Koala Gardens (0.9 km).
Is parking available at Cassowary House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cassowary House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Petit Cafe Kuranda, Frogs Kuranda, and German Tucker Kuranda.
Is Cassowary House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Kuranda.