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.