NATIONAL FINALIST AND STATE WINNER FOR BEST OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE 2015.
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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 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!
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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 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