Guaranteed- A Fabulous Stay! A Honeymooners, couples, small groups and families first choice because Wanggulay is all yours! Stay in the most spectacular private rainforest retreat in Northern Australia, conveniently located 7 kilometres west of Cairns airport. Wanggulay has featured on QLD Weekend, Good Weekend, Burkes Backyard and Australian Lifestyle Television. Its award winning design helps ensure the holiday of a lifetime! We are truly humbled by our guest books filled with their superlative comments and we strive to ensure that you to can share your story of a memorable stay at Wanggulay!

Our Asian inspired interiors are wrapped by two twenty metre timber balconies and an infinity edged pool accessed by a private bridgeway from the master bedroom. This all looks over the world heritage listed rainforest and down onto the Barron river below.

This retreat is entirely yours to enjoy when you book Wanggulay - Read why guests over the last four years just keep coming back for one of the most memorable holidays ever! Honeymooners, Anniversaries, Weddings and Family reunions - if you are looking for the holiday of a lifetime you have found Wanggulay!

Want to find out more? Please click on the EMAIL ENQUIRY link. We also would like to give you our free Ebook detailing the best things to see and do as experienced by our guests over the last 10 years.

Leave your city life behind and step into "Wanggulay". Uniquely Wanggulay is suspended in the treetop canopy on three levels right on the Barron River Gorge at Kamerunga, close to Cairns, Yorkeys Knob and Palm Cove is a short drive away. Many of our guests use this as a luxury and breathtaking alternative to the accommodation in Cairns, Yorkeys Knob or Palm Cove. Access is very easy and once you arrive, like so many of our guests you will not want to leave. This absolute luxury hideaway blurs the line between indoors and out. Surrounded by water and world heritage listed rainforest you are perfectly placed to walk the trails of the national park, canoe the Barron River Gorge, swim in natural waterfalls or simply relax on the balconies and private platform overlooking the river. Dive on the Great Barrier Reef or enjoy a sunset walk on nearby Palm Cove beach.

Please note we can take pets with special arrangements.

Our Visitor's Book - The Luxury Retreat - What to Do


How can you be sure of a fabulous holiday? We strongly believe in meeting and exceeding our guests expectations - see for youself by reviewing our guest book, look at the photo file for the most recent guest comments. We take pride in ensuring every guest has a wonderful and for many, once in a lifetime experience!


The Barron River flows from the mountains to the Coral Sea as it cuts through the rainforest in the spectacular Barron Gorge. The river widens and the current slows amongst the rocky outcrops and small clearings where families picnic and swim in the cool water.

Sitting on the hillside above the river the luxurious pole home is filled with exotic oriental Balinese furniture, day beds on the balconies, polished hardwoods, elegant fabrics, handsome statues and lush tropical plants. Nearby, the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage rainforests, the vibrant tropical beaches of Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob lined with coconut trees and nearby vibrant city of Cairns. Wanggulay is a place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the forest.


Walk the marked trails of World Heritage listed rainforest right on your doorstep.

Explore the rock pools and waterfalls of Stoney creek.

Walk down to the Barron river by private pathway.

Canoe the Barron river gorge.

Fish for famous Barramundi in the lower reaches of the Barron river.

Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.

Sunset walks on the beach at Palm Cove.

Skyrail over the rainforest canopy.

Take a picnic to Crystal Cascades.

Explore the wonderful Rusty's fresh produce markets.

Dine out at one of the many nearby restaurants.

Take a short drive along kilometres of unspoilt coastline to Port Douglas have lunch and explore.

Or simply relax on the expansive balconies, private river platform or by the infinity edge pool where you can take in all the delights of a holiday in the rainforest.


Natural ochres, earth-colours and textures invite you into the main living area under a large timber cathedral ceiling. The spacious open-plan living area extends outside to a wide verandah high above the forest floor in the treetops. Bi-fold doors slide back, allowing the large outdoor area to become part of the living room. On hot days, with the doors closed, the integrated air-conditioning keeps the house cool. On the floor below is a smaller living area with a lounge, large screen television and bi-fold doors opening onto a verandah.
Of course you can take your 'living area' outside to the resort-style pool or the deck amongst the trees on the hillside below the house.

A place to dream in the land of the 'dreamtime.
The master bedroom looks out through the dappled sunlight of the treetops with the river down below. Birds sing and play in the branches surrounding the large balcony outside.
Fine linen, polished timber floors - attention to detail, decorative soaps in a Balinese tray, fragrant frangipannis floating in a bowl and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a spa-bath.

Awarded third place in 2005 best creative pool QLD
The cooling sound of pool water cascading into Japanese riverbed rocks has a 'zen' like quality in harmony with the environment.
The pool is unique with a series of long steps leading down to water two metres deep which, at night with the pool light on, becomes a cool luminescent blue.
If you feel like a midnight swim under the stars there is access to the pool via the main bedroom. Throw some steaks on the bbq, lie on the sundeck with cool drinks or swim in the cool water - 'Wanggulay' has the perfect outdoor entertaining area

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Wanggulay Bali on the Barron River Gorge is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From the moment you walk in to Wanggulay you feel a sense of peace and welcome. The decorations of this extraordinary home are tasteful and relaxing...the multiple levels provide an interest and ambiance that just invites you to sit back, put your feet up and enjoy. The rainforest surrounds are just incredible, providing a sense of opulence that you can literally enjoy with the deep plunge pool/hot tub. Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy time with friends!
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an incredible tree house in the forest! It had absolutely everything that we needed and more. We had a beautiful stay and hope to be able to come again one day.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The house was beautiful and the surroundings were amazing. Everything we needed was there. It is the perfect location for a restful holiday.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A complete delight. When you read Bali inspired on a gorge, you wonder if its kitch. This was a complete surprise in every way - all favourable. The house is beautiful, sparkling clean and very beautifully equipped. There is a generous amount of foodstuffs to supplement your kitchen needs. The surrounds are absolutely lovely. It appears remote and yet Cairns itself and attractions and shopping is very close. The manager is friendly and helpful and all of us enjoyed our stay so much that instead of always heading to the North Queensland attractions, we stayed at home. Quibbles - we needed a better map thasn on the website to find it easily. There were no local channels working on the TV. We had trouble getting the beautiful pool to the desired temperature quickly though I think that was us rather than a fault.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is now 3 months later and I still think of this house every day. Apologies for the delay but I am now back on my travels again wth some time on my hands.This is the most amazing house I have stayed in. Particularly loved the different levels bu then all the party could come together for meals etc on the main balcony. Very well equipped kitchen and great barbeque. Eveything worked a treat WI-FI etc. We were having a family reunion with my brother who we had not been with for 20 years.Next time I want to stay a least a week great activities in the area.Thank you for the wonderful stay and all the personal touches. No expense spared here in making it a beautiful home.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A friend and I stayed at Wanggulay for 6 days. The setting is spectacular and the view from the back deck over the fast flowing stream is stunning. Privacy is assured as the house is nestled right into World Heritage rainforest. The atmosphere of this rainforest 'treehouse' was indeed unique with beautiful blue butterflies flying past all day and colourful parrots and white cockatoos calling in the trees adjacent. The beauty of the natural environment was complemented by high standard furnishings and modern appliances and a luxurious contemporary living design in a house which could accommodate several family groups comfortably. The pool area is secluded and yet easily accessible to the home interior. This house and its environment are a unique experience of tropical elegance and charm. It is definitely five star accommodation that is one with nature!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wangulay was the perfect break. The perfectly designed home in the treetops provided the ultimate escape for our romantic sojourn. Can't wait to go back.
Date published: 2014-01-23


2 x 20 metre Wooden Balconies - River Viewing Platform
42" Flat screen LED TV / Foxtel
Architectural Infinity Edge Pool
DVD Book Games Library
Gourmet kitchen
Hydrotherapy spa bath
Pool Spa- 30 degrees +
Table Tennis
Wedding/Meditation Platform on River


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Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $399 $1150 $2793 2 $35 $35
* $449 $1150 $3143 2 $35 $35
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Bond deposit $500 p/s Supp app < 5 nights $350 p/s

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Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 people.

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