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Cooktown Orchid

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Cooktown Accommodation with nature.

Located just 20 mins before and in rural terms a short distance (28km) from Cooktown, we are a great base from which to explore Cooktown from and more so the greater SE Cape region. Located in a very private setting within World Heritage Rainforest on the Great Barrier Reef coast, there are no human-made noises, just nature. Your hosts will give you directions to explore Cooktown, the surrounding remote coastlines, various waterfalls and Aboriginal communities and lots more........

With ten cosy spacious wooden cabins with ensuite bathrooms and private patios. These are constructed separately from each other and the main building within the gardens. A large Homestead with wide-open living areas overlooking the beautiful Mungumby Creek. For breakfast, reading, or just plain relaxing by the pool, guests use the spacious homestead surrounded by large tropical gardens and pool overlooking the rainforest canopy. You can bird watch from the homestead steps, the Aussie BBQ Pavilion or the lounge.

With no telephones in the cabins or mobile recption you can truly switch off!  Urgent e-mail and message services are available at the office and the homestead phone line is portable and you are welcome to use it. We have free internet available from a terminal in the office. TV’s and mobile coverage are not available due to location and available transmission. Nature is our entertainer!

Within walking distance are opportunities to swim in Croc free jungle waterfalls, observe wildlife, indulge in Aboriginal Culture, or relive history. Once settled you will have the comfort of knowing that you have chosen the perfect base to explore greater Cooktown and Far North Queensland’s most pristine landscapes. From the Great Barrier Reef coast to Lakefield & Cape Melville National Parks, Archer Point, Little Annan River Gorge, Cedar Bay (Mangkal-Mangkalba), Laura & the Quinkan Country, Bloomfield falls (Wujal Wujal), Black Mountain (Kalkajaka), Daintree and Cape Tribulation, this region provides a world of unique soft adventures. So don't cut yourself short by stay 1 or 2 nights when most guests stay 3-4 days.

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We are dedicated to keeping your details private. Any information we collect in relation to you is kept strictly secured. We do not pass on, sell, or swap any of your personal details with anyone.

For bookings call 07 4060 3158 or email We will always respond within 24 hours to requests or bookings. If for some reason you have not heard back please check your SPAM folder, call us or send us your telephone number so we can call you.

Some things We Do Ask You to Remember

Please be aware that this region of the world is also home to exotic species of flora and fauna. We therefore ask you, to always pay attention to warning signs, especially if you are out there exploring the area without a professional guide.

Swimming from November to May should only be undertaken around Mungumby Lodge, Trevathan Falls, Isabella Falls or the Annan River gorge where the waters are Croc free and safe. At the beach you can minimize the risk of stinger-injury by wearing a stinger-resistant wet-suit. The rest of the year is abide by the signage and are aware of the risks. We have wonderful beaches that offer excellent ocean swimming, just need to ask where they are.

Vast areas of the Cook, Mareeba & Douglas Shires and parts of Cooktown itself there is no mobile coverage. Not dissimilar to huge areas nationally, so Telstra offer their telephone booths free of charge for making calls. For corporate clients we have connectivity options available however we are unable to offer this to leisure clients on holiday. Important national calls can be made from our lodge telephone without charge. Telstra or Optus don't sell accommodation therefore we do not compete with their services either. People come here to get off the grid, so no free wifi, we are wifi free! Mungumby Lodge is the Australian Centre for Digital Detox and customers talk to each other.

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