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Many guests have written about their problem with Wanggulay. We feel obliged to share this with you. It begins after settling into Wanggulay and enjoying our complimentary bottle of Verve Cliquot fine French champagne on the balcony perched in the tops of the rainforest. They then begin to relax on our day bed over looking the river below that cuts through the rainforest in the spectacular Barron Gorge. Guests often spend hours in our award winning warm pool with bubble jets and an infinity edge; and then; they stay! What we mean is they don't want to go anywhere! They often cancel their day tripping plans to spend more time in the surrounds of this magical place. Once guest best described the problem years ago “It leaves a spell on you its Wanggulay Dreaming! ", she said. And now its become an epidemic! The kids are not immune either. We have a kid's guide, written by kids, that records all the great things to see and do. We give you a walking guide to the secretly located spectacular waterfalls just10 minutes from the front door where you can enjoy pristine swimming in crystal clear fresh mountain water! You have been warned, read on and find out more, unless you’d prefer to spend your days travelling around in a car on your holiday.

Guaranteed- A Fabulous Stay! Our Guest have written over 100 online reviews and on the HomeAway website we are the number One place to stay in Australia out of 19000+. We are honoured by this and determined to make sure every guest feels that it’s a very special place to spend your valuable holiday time!

Why? well its a honeymooners, couples, small groups and families first choice because Wanggulay is all yours! Its also perfect for celebrating, weddings, anniversarys, milestone birthdays, time out getaway, romantic retreat, old school reunions, hens getaways. with a large choice of places to relax and party this retreat has it all yet offers privacy when you want it.

Termed by holiday shows as “The most spectacular private rainforest retreat in Northern Australia” its conveniently located 7 kilometres west of Cairns airport. Wanggulay has featured on Queensland Weekender , Good Weekend, Cairns Lifestyle, Belle Property, 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 bridge way 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, close to Cairns, 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, Palm Cove and Port Douglas. 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.

The Luxury Retreat - What to Do


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 swim under the waterfalls of Stoney creek ten minutes walk from our front door.

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 our local waterfall- 12 minutes walk away

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 for category of " Best Creative Pool In Queensland"
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


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as promised My family of 8 stayed at the property this April. We found everything exactly as advertised; the photos on the website are very representative of the home we had no issues at all with air-conditioning and were able to use the BBQ without problems. Indeed we found the location perfect away from the hustle and bustle of Cairns but convenient to both Cairns and Port Douglas attractions. I found the owner were very responsive to our needs. I would much rather stay here than pay for four separate hotel rooms in some resort.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wanggulay...translated in English means "Heaven" When you are stressed at work and you drift away daydreaming about a holiday, Wanggulay is probably the imagine you have in your head. The accommodation is picturesque. Sitting nicely within the rain forest canopy. Its like a giant tree house for adults, with all the modern luxuries you would expect from a 5 star resort. Wanggulay is a fantastic place for a family holiday as everything you want for yourself and the kids can be found at the accommodation and its all free! Brett and Bet and their team have great customer services skills. Any issues are resolved immediately and follow-up the next day to ensure continuity. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay for longer as my family could have easily stayed another week there. We will definitely be back here next time we are in Cairns.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Although a lovely location and property, it was unfortunate that the property did not have hot water for nearly the entire duration of our stay. It was disappointing to say the least as we had to check a range of items to try and identify the issue on behalf of the owner which was time consuming and distracting as well as showing a tradesperson the issues. What was supposed to be a peaceful getaway turned into one of the most stressful getaways we have had with our newborn. I would strongly suggest that the owner implements maintenance checks for the property to ensure that guests can enjoy their stay.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful property well maintained We stayed in Wanggulay Bali for a week in August. It was wonderful. We were a family of 10, with children ranging from 10 up to teenagers, 5 of us are adults. The house did not at any time feel cramped or overcrowded. It is beautifully decorated and very clean. We really enjoyed the spa pool and deck area and it was lovely to be able to sit together as a family and eat outside. There is plenty to do in the area and the downloadable guide was very useful as was Brett's recommendation for diving with silver sonic at Port Douglas. I can fully recommend staying here and would not hesitate to come back if I had the opportunity.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish we had stayed longer We stayed here as a couple (yep we had the whole place to ourselves) and it was wonderful! we relaxed on the balcony surrounded by trees - it was so private, quiet and peaceful and the temperature and climate were perfect (we were there in July). The pool was fantastic and we loved playing table tennis and going for walks to explore the local area. The owners were so lovely and even ordered in groceries for us so we had snacks waiting when we arrived. This place looks exactly like the photos and it is very clean and tidy. Definitely check out the local restaurants/cafes and activities recommended in the guidebook. We will be back and wish we had stayed longer! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-08-09
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Private pool, Washing machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Free WiFi, Free Fixed Line Internet
Pets allowed, Non-Smoking, Events allowed, Eco-Friendly
Pool and Spa Facilities
Hot tub, Private pool, Heated pool
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
Satellite/Cable, DVD player, Video library, Stereo, Parking, Video Games, Cot
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Heating
Award winning Infinity Edge Pool, 2 x 20 metre Wooden Balconies - River Viewing Platform, Table Tennis, Hydrotherapy spa bath , Outdoor poolside BBQ, 54" Flat screen LED TV / Netflix, Gourmet kitchen , Pool Spa- 30 degrees +, DVD Book Games Library, 5 star Luxury throughout


Rates include Special offer we include: • Tropical Flowers • Essential oils • Bubbly • Patty Flynn soaps • 24 jets spa • Net Flix and Apple TV HD television • Table Tennis • Unlimited WiFi • Pantry stocked with condiments • Cairns/ Wanggulay guide

Last minute deal!

Stay before 27 Jun 2016 for 15% off.

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $549
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $549 $1198 $3993 1 $55 $0
* $549 $1200 $3993 3 $55 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Security deposit $750 p/s Less than 3 nights $299 p/s
Clean-waived for +4n $299 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 10 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 people.