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growingold_never13
Melbourne, Australia

A cute and cozy base for exploring the Daintree, and Cape Trib.

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2016
Planning to spend more time in the Daintree after leaving Port Douglas and its Southern Tourist hordes (and yes, we fit into that group, too ;-) our online research quickly convinced us that a Bungalow at TB would fit the bill. With only 2 set up on the property we quickly booked for 2 nights, knowing from photos and descriptions that things would be a little more basic than the usual run of apartment locations, with full facilities, which we normally favour.

But, the bungalows have a fridge and tea / coffee making, a good shower, mosquito proof fly screens, an effective ceiling fan and a great little covered front veranda, with deck chairs, from which to look out just a stones throw to the excellent TB Kiosk, and very natural beach with its little off-shore island.

Hosts Karen and Drew are very helpful and knowledgeable, as was everyone we met in this close little community. (Here, we should also especially mention Kim and other staff at the Kiosk, whose tucker we certainly enjoyed). As an FNQ boy in my youth, it was great to visit much - loved locations again, now accessible by hire car on sealed roads, and to enjoy some excellent and energetic walks. Karen provides guests with an encyclopaedic list of all the local attractions and options, with something for everybody.

Thoroughly recommended, a great little base. (Albeit a pity that the elusive Thornton Peak, although right in the immediate background, chose once again to hide demurely in the mists and rain during our stay. Next time! ;-)
PS Drew mentioned that he was looking into making portable electric BBQs available, for use on the front decks. That would be an excellent addition, in my view,
Date of stay: June 2016
Room Tip: Keep things shut at night, even in winter the mozzies can be lethal.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a great base from which to explore the Cape Tribulation region. The cottage was comfortable and opposite the beach which was good for a relaxing walk, fishing and a sunset drink or two. Beautiful scenery, thousands of butterflies and the rainforest actually meets the sea.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Thorntons and loved it. Best bit was the location, opposite the beach, cafe right there to sit and ponder life and it was roughly the middle of the coast so we could easily explore to Cape Trib and back to the river. Beds were comfy, room was a cosy size but manageable. No aircon but heaps of windows and a fan kept us very comfortable at night. Hosts were friendly and happy to book tours. The beach opposite is the only place we got phone/internet reception with Telstra too. Would recommend and hope to return.

Date of stay: November 2015
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Nice spacious rooms in the middle of the rainforest with the beach just across the road. Very quiet en peaceful area Nice helpful owners who are willing to give you all the information you need about the daintree rainforest.

Date of stay: November 2015
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

Sadly we only were able to stay one night due to having to return for work. The Bungalow is perfect for people like us who travel light and don't need 5 star accommodation . Bed, Shower, Fridge and 50 metre walk to the beach. What more does one need ? ;-) The key was left for us as we were unsure of time of arrival. Facilities were all we expected and needed and very clean and well presented. Will certainly be back and hopefully for longer next time.

Date of stay: November 2015
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for one night and loved it. Easy to find, two little cabins out on their own, owned by a very sweet couple. Thornton Beach is right across the road and there is a great spot for breakfast too. Cabins are cosy and just perfect for a couple who wants to head up and explore Cape Tribulation.

Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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