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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

While, yes, this is definitely a paradise for bird lovers, there is so much in the surrounding area that Cassowary House makes for an ideal location for sightseeing the entire area. A car is an absolute must to truly enjoy the region in an affordable and comprehensive way. Phil and Sue are incredible and gracious hosts and dispense great information...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Set about 3km outside Kuranda, this is a peaceful place to enjoy nature at its best. It is situated in tropical rain forest, bringing you all the sounds of bird life throughout the day and night. The owners are birdwatching experts and very friendly and helpful. It doesn't have many rooms and we stayed in a self-contained shack within the...

1Thank John G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Finding the place is a challenge. Not may signs and some ambiguous directions. The accommodation is basic/tired, but very quirky. The toilet is on the balcony in order to meet state regulations, whilst the kitchenette is really only good for rustling up snacks. The breakfast is lovely though and watching catbirds coming into feed was a highlight. If you want...

Thank Neil C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am a 5 star luxury kind of girl so if I can cope (nay enjoy!) staying at Cassowary House then surely everyone can. It is an amazing place. The owners made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We saw the Cassowarys numerous times along with the fabulous Riflebird displaying. Our room was clean and comfortable with a...

1Thank 51Debs7
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed two nights in the cottage. It is basic, on the small size, but comfortable. Nice deck with chairs to just sit, relax, and listen. Breakfast on the main deck, with all the feeders, was great. Plenty of good food and plenty of birding information. Catbirds, Riflebirds, Honeyeaters, and Butchebirds came to the feeders. Cassowaries came too, and posed...

1Thank Hal72
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed four nights in one of rooms, not the cottage, in mid August Accommodation basic but adequate and comfortable. We knew Sue was going to be away while we were there so breakfast would not be provided. However her son was there and very helpful in all the ways we needed. We had internet access using our own devices....

1Thank GrandmaBrenda
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We loved staying in the cottage-its surrounded by forest-surrounded by bird calls and a feeling nature is on top of you. Breakfast walk with Phil was great, these guys know so much about wildlife-then our breakfast was delicious and on the deck watching riflebirds, honeyeaters, rat kangaroos, and we did get a visit from 2 cassowary. Love to visit again

Thank markD6441XC
Hervey Bay
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were shocked by how rough and basic the accommodation was. The cottage was very old and quite uncomfortable. We had a few nights stay but really couldn't wait to get out of there. Birds were scarce and no cassowaries to be seen. Not what we were expecting. The roof was not lined and the gaps in the corrugated iron...

1Thank searching2014
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely lady runs the place and was so helpful, friendly and considerate to our needs. Even checked on me when she heard I was sick just to make sure I was alright and asked if she could get me anything. There is a brilliant rustic cottage in the middle of the rainforest with all the required bathroom, kitchen and hot...

Thank Angie E
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were just staying here as a base while we were on a house hunting trip. Not looking for animals at all, however, we saw the cassowary with chick VERY close up three times. Little marsupials, birds and butterfly's abound. Many we had never seen even as naturalised North Queenslanders. Sue is an excellent hostess with a wealth of local...

Thank skyerush

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Address: Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Kuranda
Number of rooms: 4
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“Not much choice really but the bungalow is best for self-catering.”
johngF424OT, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the rooms over the garage. The cottage is more rustic.”
51Debs7, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“In August-September, ask a room with the balcony looking at the place where the riflebird usually displays...”
WouterMaes, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is available only at the main house, not in the separate cottage”
dgqc, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Doesn't really apply. Rooms over garage are nice, though not fancy. Didn't see the other accommodations.”
marydeetravels, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
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