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Lockhart River Mission Rd, Lockhart, Queensland 4892 Australia
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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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Greg M wrote a review Jan 2022
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Sophie and Mick the hosts were fantastic, up for a chat always to help you find out about all the places to expore and experience in this wilderness environment. Cabins were small but balconies where we spent most of the time with fellow guests were wide and inviting. The gardens and cabins were set amongst the rainforest allowing the wildlife to come to us. Cabins 3* Balconies 5* Siting and gardens 5*+ but the tipping point was the cafe with take away food at great prices for guests and locals. WQell done 5+.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Michael K wrote a review Jan 2022
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No Prior Warning Given BEFORE taking money and confirming booking. Did not ask for or explain before taking booking that they were a discrimination venue. Website has been updated since to let people know but this was not there before or at time of our booking. Would not let our staff stay even though it was late in the afternoon. Sent our staff off exhausted with nowhere to sleep for the night. Took our money and to date have not provided a refund or even been bothered to answer our email.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Anthony S wrote a review Sept 2021
Brisbane, Australia1713 contributions724 helpful votes
One of the best places to stay but definitely the best place in the Iron Range area. The rooms are suitable, mostly fairly small, but a lovely covered balcony area outside each room with a table and chairs where you can sit to idle away the evenings. Communal kitchen is fully equipped if you want to cater for yourself and a cafe is available some nights if that is your preference. A full cafe/restaurant is about to be constructed. Owners and staff are all so friendly and you are made to feel most welcome.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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giacomina17 wrote a review Sept 2021
Brisbane, Australia545 contributions204 helpful votes
After 11 days of camping in tents, this place was such a welcome sight!! Lyn and Stu, the owners, were incredible- friendly, welcoming and full of stories. Cannot rate this place highly enough!! Each unit had everything we needed- luxury in such a remote area.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Judy wrote a review Aug 2021
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This is a very remote location in Far North Queensland where a family has devoted their lives to offer an incredible conservational retreat. The rooms are what is know colloquially as ensuite donga’s. Very comfortable and staying very close to nature. Lovely home cooked dinner and basic breakfast but certainly a must do!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John Anderson wrote a review July 2021
Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia30 contributions13 helpful votes
A great place to relax and see lots of wild life, The butterflies are incredible. The rooms are very comfortable and the hosts are such lovely people. Our tour group North West safaris spent two nights there and were able to watch the second State of Origin Game much to the horror of the locals with the score. The home cooking is fabulous and they even have a can out the front which makes fabulous pizzas. This place id highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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PeterG wrote a review July 2021
One Mile, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I had 2 nights at the Greenhoose and had a fantastic experience. All the staff were very helpful and gave great advise on places to visit in the Iron Range NP and Chilli Beach area. The room was very comfortable and the rainforest setting was beautiful. We had dinner at the food van Cafe which is open on Thursday nights visitors and locals. Food was great and the coffee excellent. We would certainly visit again and spend longer there. Peter & Sharon Gallagher
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RPWMJG wrote a review July 2021
Darwin, Australia102 contributions51 helpful votes
Stu and Lyn always make our stay memorable. Always ready for a chat. The care and attention to detail around The Greenhoose is a credit to all who work there. The gardens and accommodation since I was last there have been upgraded remarkably. They are also very keen to learn all they can about the unique wildlife at their doorstep. Looking forward to my next trip there to see how the campground has progressed.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Rose S wrote a review May 2021
Brisbane, Australia105 contributions31 helpful votes
Lyn and her family were wonderful hosts and the standard of accommodation and food exceeded my expectations. The Green hoose is a tribute to their skills in creating a comfortable oasis and I was sad to leave!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms looked very nice - well appointed and comfortable.
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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
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
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Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.