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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 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 Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! We stayed at this wonderful house for about 7 nights. We had 2 adults and 4 children, ages 9-12. This house was as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. The kitchen was fully equipped so we cooked frequently. The beds were very comfortable. The house faces into the forest so there was complete privacy. The owners were very responsive to anything we needed or any of our questions. If you are staying in the Carins area, this is definitely the place to stay!
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Team Meeting Venue We booked Wanggulay for our bi-annual corporate team meeting in late January for 3 nights. Our team of 5 from varying parts of SE Asia have, until now, held our team meets in hotels and met in conference facilities......what were we thinking??!! Wanggulay has now changed the way in which we will all hold all of our meetings in the future. Having us all under the same roof, meant 100% of our time was productive. Instead of having to arrange a time to meet for work and meals in a hotel, we could just be sociable and get things done in an informal manner, while being productive the entire time. Additionally, the cost saving compared to 5 hotel rooms and eating out was huge. As our team are all remote from each other, it was a great way for the team to bond, and spend some time together. The property itself suited our needs perfectly. It is large enough to accommodate 5 adults in separate rooms, yet private enough to have your own space if need be. Meeting as a team was easy at the massive table on the verandah with a beautiful outlook or in the air conditioned lounge. The venue put us all at ease the moment we walked in. Central Wifi worked a treat and the large LCD TV made presentations easy. A 15-20 minute trip from the airport was nice and easy, and made light of work of our varying arrival times. Brett and Belinda were fantastic in accommodating our booking and incredibly professional in making sure we were all sorted. Their property is absolutely spectacular. All in all, we couldn't recommend Wanggulay highly enough....and we will most certainly be returning for another meeting in the near future.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we'll be back The property is close to all amenities, short stroll to shops and all beaches for swimmers. 15 minutes to Palm Cove for enjoying dinner after a day sight seeing. very comfortable house with 4 bedrooms in the middle of the jungle. We 'll be back.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we'll be back Thank Brett & Belinda for your wonderful hospitality, we enjoyed both properties as they are very comfortable and close to everything. We won't forget Bet, your manager with her enthusiasm in helping us on the first day.
Date published: 2015-01-06
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Pay Television, DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo, Free WiFi, Free Fixed Line Internet
High chair, Pets allowed, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Swimming Pool, Heated Spa (not spa bath), Video Games
Airconditioning, Spa Bath, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Conference Facilities, Eco-Friendly, Parking
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 30 Dec 2015 for 15% off.

Special offer!

Free Rental Car Included - ask us!

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 $3943 1 $55 $0
* $399 $1150 $2993 2 $55 $0
* $549 $1198 $3943 1 $55 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond 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.