- Swimming Pool
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair Friendly
A luxurious, fully self-contained retreat sleeping 10 nestled in a serene natural setting in the heart of the Daintree in Australia. From its elevated position Cassowary offers a spectacular vista dominated by features such as Mt.Demi and the majestic Thornton’s Peak.
Cassowary can be defined as an ecologically sound concept that has resulted in a superb fusion of elegance, luxury and environmental sensitivity. Whether you are a family of 10, 14 friends, a senior executive group, a 5 couple get-away, a bridal party of up to14, or a golfing party ready to hit the greens, The Cassowary caters to you and your preferences. Cassowary prides itself as being an exemplary world-class boutique facility accommodating guests’ comforts and desires while being sensitive to the environment. Cassowary has been awarded a five-star rating for energy efficiency thus contributing to a reduction in the Cassowary’s carbon footprint.
Just 15 minutes from the internationally renowned resort town of Port Douglas, and 40 minutes to the Daintree River Ferry, Cassowary is the ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage-listed rainforests, the Daintree National Park and also to enjoy the amenity of Port Douglas. Why not take the stress out of planning your tours & activities and let us do the running around. We know what is on offer throughout the region so we can gauge tours and activities which would be most appropriate for the particular group. There is a sky safari airstrip 7 minutes away and Port Douglas is a 15 minute drive (the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef). Mossman Gorge is 10 minutes, Daintree Rainforest 35 minutes - endless activities surround you.
If your journey begins at Cairns International Airport or Cairns City you will head north along the Captain Cook Highway. The Captain Cook Highway is a scenic highway that winds alongside the coast heading to Port Douglas and beyond to the Daintree. Getting to The Cassowary entails a leisurely 75 minute drive; punctuated by rocky headlands and boulder-strewn points, pristine sandy beaches and tropical rainforest - it is, in a sense, an experience just getting to your holiday destination. Continuing along past the Port Douglas turn off for 10 kilometres you turn left onto the Mt Molloy (Rex Range Road). Follow this road for 2 kilometres and on your left is the Upper Cassowary Road - (opposite Raw & More Landscaping Supplies). Turn left into Upper Cassowary Rd and follow for 1 kilometre. The Cassowary is located on the right hand side.
Cairns 75 minutes
Organic Winery (2km)
Mossman (5 mins)
Comfortably accommodating 10 guests (with provision for a further 4), cassowary has three master suites complete with built-in robe and marble bathroom, private balconies, and water features with views of the lush rainforest. The Honeymoon Suite has an elegant four-poster teak bed, spa bath, and private outdoor rain shower. There are three double suites, two of which have private balconies and water features. Every room in the house has a TV/DVD offering free-to-air and cable television. Cassowary has high-speed internet, cable TV, and a state-of-the-art conference facility that overlooks a marble water feature. The main pavilion features a fully equipped designer kitchen, dining area and lounge room while a full bathroom overlooks a water feature with a designer stand-alone bath tub. Storage and laundry is also located here. There is also a well-equipped gym for those who wish to stay in shape or to improve their level of fitness during the stay.
Cassowary property borders the World Heritage Rainforest and has 40 acres of tropical and rural terrain for you to explore. The pool is an infinity pool complete with a waterfall sustained by our rainwater harvesting system (the unique roofline acts as the rainwater conduits). There is a three tiered special event/wedding grove - immersed within the rainforest for a truly mystical rainforest experience. There is a commercial standard gym facility that has rainforest vistas equipped with state of the art equipment.
From the high-end teak imported furniture, colorful accents and fabrics to the Dana- series oil on canvas art pieces. The artist, Dante Palmes, resides in the Philippines and his Dana series is a vibrant collection that captures and brings the lush beauty of the rainforest into your suite. Cassowary featured in the top 50 Interiors in Australia - House & Garden Collector's Edition, October 2009. Most recently Cassowary was selected as a showcase for the