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Lockhart River Mission Rd, Lockhart, Queensland 4892 Australia
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Lockhart
Greenhoose is a friendly, family-run accommodation centre nestled amongst the rainforests of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park, approximately 8km (10min) from Lockhart River. Set on 240 acres of one of Australia’s most diverse environmental habitats, Greenhoose is a base from which to explore tropical rainforest, savannah, and reef. The accommodation is ideal for birdwatchers, naturalists and trip to the tip convoys. Rooms are built from repurposed dongas and come as double ensuite, single ensuite, family shared and single shared. All of our rooms come with air-conditioning, verandah, tea/coffee facilities, bedding and free-WiFi. Our single and double ensuite rooms have a shower, basin and toilet plus desk area, flat-screen TV, and tropical rainforest views. Our single shared and family rooms provide homely, comfortable spaces with access to communal bathrooms. Additional facilities include an alfresco dining area with BBQ, books and puzzles and a tropical garden flourishing with butterflies and delicious coconut trees. Guests also love the generous home-style meals available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Greenhoose was established in 2013 by Stu and Lynn Layton after they fell in love with the area and wanted to settle indefinitely. Joining them as hosts are Tim and Jane, who also manage the business and are wonderful sources for local knowledge and a laugh. Together, they’ll welcome you with genuine hospitality and ensure your stay is a comfortable one. Greenhoose is accessible via car, plane and boat and is approximately 800km north of Cairns. Driving requires a well-maintained 4WD as the Peninsula Development Road (PDR) will take you through river crossings and dirt roads but there’s plenty of roadhouses along the way to rest and refuel. Flights can be booked through SkyTrans or you can anchor off the coast at Portland Roads. We can also organise pickup/dropoff from Lockhart River Airport and Portland Roads. Greenhoose offers unparalleled access to Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park, Australia’s largest lowland rainforest and a unique biodiverse area that mirrors Papua New Guinea in flora and fauna. Birds such as the Magnificent Rifle-bird, Eclectus Parrot, Northern Scrub-Robin and Palm Cockatoo are common sightings at Greenhoose and a private walking trail takes guests on a circuit through the rainforest. Explore The Great Barrier Reef’s hidden gems with boat ramps at Quintell Beach and Portland Roads providing access to beautiful fishing for Nannygai, Coral Trout and Jewfish. Lockhart River is a small indigenous town famous for artwork created by the Lockhart River Art Gang and also provides essential fuel and supplies. You must also see Portland Roads, a quiet township comprised of a few houses which was once a vital base in the Battle of the Coral Sea and remnants of the old jetty can be seen at low tide. Also nearby is the postcard-perfect Chilli Beach, renowned for its palm-fringed beaches and clear blue water. Both are must-see places during a stay.
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Lockhart River Mission Rd, Lockhart, Queensland 4892 Australia
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Robert S wrote a review Feb 2021
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Had a terrific time. Made so much better by the friendly, helpful staff. Recommend to anyone considering travelling and staying here. Food was great, and the cafe wonderful. They had great advice on where to find wildlife.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Graham P wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed overnight for a corporate function. Really enjoyed my stay there. The staff are so friendly and helpful and definitely look after you. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and set in very green surroundings. Home-style food was very nice indeed. Wraps/sandwiches were delicious and dinner was very tasty and generous. Would like to stay longer next time!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Having dinner on the verandah in the cool of the evening is really nice!
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Halvard Midtun wrote a review Oct 2020
Townsville, Australia2 contributions
What a place! Me and a mate spent a few days camping in the National Park and ended up at the Green Hoose, although a bit unplanned on our behalf. The staff were super friendly and didn't mind to have a long chat with us to better help the last part of the stay up north be as good as possible. As we were up there to look for wildlife we got heaps of inside the tips I wish I knew before the trip. We only had one night (our last night) looking around the Green Hoose property and saw a myriad of cool animals. I really wish I knew about this place before heading up. I'll definitely come back to the Hoose.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Justin wrote a review Oct 2020
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After camping for a few nights in the Iron Range, visiting the Greenhoose was a highly refreshing experience. The staff were more than happy to have a chin-wag and help us out. Whilst staying there we found lots of interesting wildlife, some which I'd never seen before. I recommend staying at least two nights at the Greenhoose as we only were around for one of the nights and felt we needed longer to appreciate the lovely place.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Courtney T wrote a review Oct 2020
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Cape York, West Coast resident and repeat Greenhoose guest. Staff are always welcoming, accommodating and beautifully friendly. With the vast history of Lockhart River, Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park, Chilli Beach and Portland Roads, this area invites slow exploration and the Greenhoose is a clean and comfortable facility to base yourself. After a day full of adventure, Greenhoose is a relaxed oasis - A/c, shower, then chat and have a drink with other guests on the lawns or around the open fire.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
USD 98 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Greenhoose
What are some of the property amenities at The Greenhoose?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at The Greenhoose?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Greenhoose?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.