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The Greenhoose

161 Lockhart River 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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161 Lockhart River Rd, Lockhart, Queensland 4892 Australia
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Shezzle wrote a review Sept 2023
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Had a fab stay in this delightful and charming accomodation, our hosts were super friendly and knowledgeable about the local area, we self catered which was pretty easy to do. Can highly recommend. Can’t wait to return to see the new cafe in action. Thank you I for a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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LindsayMann wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia1798 contributions293 helpful votes
We stayed I night in a double ensuite room. The room is very compact but has the essentials - comfortable double bed, extra pillows, good shower, small fridge. A covered verandah includes lounge chairs and a dining table and chairs. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Dinner was available - a set meal at 6.30 pm in a common outdoor dining area that facilitated mingling with other guests. We were fortunate to be there for lamb shank night - it was delicious. We used the outdoor dining area to prepare our own breakfast and lunch. It’s a lovely spot for a short stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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coops240 wrote a review June 2023
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed at The Greenhoose on our 12 day Safari Tour with Far North Escapes on our way to The Tip. Great setting in the Rainforest, bush turkey roaming around, a lovely fire pit to sit around and sip a wine have a yarn. We had our own food, but equally The Greenhoose does do meals. Lyn and Stewie had many a tale to tell, they were convivial and so willing to chat, telling us many a story about the area and the fauna all around. One point to mention, they have laundry facilities available, well appreciated after many a day travelling. The Greenhoose was by far my favourite accommodation. Comfy beds, clean cool room and en suite too.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Nick T wrote a review Oct 2022
Melbourne, Australia148 contributions114 helpful votes
We stayed one night at The Greenhoose as a welcome break during a week in Iron Range National Park. The facilities were really good particularly the washing machine and kitchen. The rooms were comfortable and it was lovely to have a hot shower. The other bonus was the garden which we spent hours in finding a couple of species we had trouble tracking down in the National park. The staff were also really friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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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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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Anthony S wrote a review Sept 2021
Brisbane, Australia1863 contributions762 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, Australia568 contributions214 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, Australia31 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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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.