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WARNING - BIG HOLIDAY PROBLEM AHEAD!

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 STAYZ website we are the number One place to stay in Queensland out of 6300+ choices. 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, 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 LUXURY RETREAT

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.

WHAT TO DO

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 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.

Facilities

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.

BEDROOMS
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.

THE POOL
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



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Wanggulay - Balinese Luxury in Cairns is rated 4.9167 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing location and beautiful house Amazing location in the rainforest, a great heated spa-pool, and an excellent house with everything that 'opens and shuts'! Wanggulay has a warm feeling with timber floors and top-class fittings. We really enjoyed our stay here - 100% recommended.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wanggulay - Oorstraalian for sheer delight! From the first moment we entered the property to the minute we said goodbye to Bet, our all too short break was just magic. A wonderful place to celebrate our granddaughters' birthdays, made all the more special by attention to detail and the care shown by Belinda, Brett & Bet. We felt very pampered .... thank you!
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly beautiful We had the most wonderful stay at this property for our honeymoon last year. There was so much space, beautiful styling, excellent cleanliness, all tucked away in the private piece of tropical heaven. Heaps to do and see nearby, which we enjoyed, but most of all we loved swimming in our own pool every day and relaxing on the balcony day bed reading in the peace and tranquility. Thank you, we hope this will be the first of many stays at this property.
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real quality... My wife and I have traveled extensively around the world, and have been lucky to stay at some of the best premium hotels and B&Bs, so we're a bit sensitive to quality gaps -- between what's advertised and what's delivered. When we booked Wanggulay for a week in June, we expected a lot, and we got a lot. Simply put, this is probably the best place we've stayed in Australia -- we were struck by incredible attention to detail -- from the preparation, to the architecture, the furnishings, the private grounds, and the lighting. It was like we were staying in someone's home, not a rental. For 3 of the nights we were there, we had our three adult children and their partners stay with us. The house allowed for large meals as well as enough private spaces to let everyone do their own thing if they wanted to. I would highly recommend this place.
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Location Enjoyed a relaxing stay by the river. Will be back!
Date published: 2014-07-01

Features

Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

2 x 20 metre Wooden Balconies - River Viewing Platform
42" Flat screen LED TV / Foxtel
Airconditioning
Architectural Infinity Edge Pool
Barbeque
Clothes dryer
Conference Facilities
Cooking Facilities
Cot
DVD Book Games Library
DVD player
Dishwasher
Eco-Friendly
Free Fixed Line Internet
Free WiFi
Gourmet kitchen
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
Heaters
High chair
Hydrotherapy spa bath
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Parking
Pay Television
Pets allowed
Pool Spa- 30 degrees +
Spa Bath
Stereo
Swimming Pool
Table Tennis
Towels Supplied
Video Games
Washing Machine
Wedding/Meditation Platform on River

Prices

complimentary: Champagne Flowers Tropical walking guide eBook with secret tips on best things to see and do, best reef trip and save $$ on your car rental Rates are based on 2 adults. Additional guests up to 12. Extra guests 3 - 8 are charged at $55pp pn. Short stay charge may apply

Last minute deal!

Stay before 19 Oct 2014 for 10% 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)
* $449 $1200 $3143 1 $55 $0
* $449 $1150 $3143 2 $55 $0
* $449 $1200 $3143 1 $55 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $750 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.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 people.

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