1. Australia
  2. QLD
  3. Cairns and Barrier Reef
  4. Daintree
  5. #147469

Reef Cottage Wonga Beach

House, Daintree

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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Min 5 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms


Located at the entrance to the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, it is a property with attention to comfort and touches of luxury. Close to the beach, you will find it appealing to relax amongst its amenities and also be near to a wide range of leisure activities.


Reef Cottage is a stylish boutique home at the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. A former fishing weekender, it has been extensively renovated, drawing its inspiration from the tropical north coast. Our accommodation is splendid for beach holidays, as a hub for adventure travel, couples' getaway, or simply as an escape from wherever you are, for your own recreation.

You'll discover the Cottage at pristine South Wonga Beach following a scenic 90-minute drive north of Cairns. It is a romantic beach house in a laid back style. The modern conveniences of a contemporary home are provided, embellished with luxurious inclusions. Light and airy, Bedroom 1 has one luxury king bed and a sunroom with lovely garden views while Bedroom 2 has one luxury queen bed looking into the lush garden. There is a gourmet kitchen more below and one combined bathroom/toilet with a smart cubicle. A practical outdoor shower can be found near the foot wash area at the back of the house. Themed artworks adorn the walls throughout and all internal floors are tiled.

For ease of living, you're provided with complimentary breakfast provisions and table service for 8. WIFI and use of iPad is free. Relax with our extensive library of DVDs or music from your docked mobile. Within your comfortable surroundings, you can tuck into a quiet read, meditate in the sunroom, laze in your own pool, cook a BBQ or simply enjoy a drink on the deck or around the fire pit accompanied by the gentle little nature reserve in the background.

Should you go exploring, you'll love coming back to Reef Cottage, to unwind with your creature luxuries.....climate control and fully screened, outdoor shower, indoor wide shower head, soft Egyptian cotton bath towels, luxury hotel beds and bed linen, flat screen TV with Blu-Ray player, wide lounge and arm chairs, fully equipped gourmet kitchen including Espresso maker, locality specific library and board games are some of the comforts you'll enjoy in the house.

A well appointed beach holiday home, Reef Cottage is designed with care for tropical relaxation, a haven with resources for you while you experience and engage with your amazing holiday destination.

It's the perfect resting point for your tropical getaway. Please note LOCATION description below.


One of the finest beaches of the northern coast, Wonga Beach is just 200 steps from your front door. It faces the Coral Sea, home of the Great Barrier Reef. Stroll peacefully and take in spectacular Daintree mountain views in the north. At low tide, explore South Wonga Beach's coral reef with its tidal pools and interesting microcosms. Migratory shore birds seasonally visit and many tropical birds inhabit the beach forest where traversing walkways and a few historic sites can be found. We provide deluxe canopy chairs and picnic gear for you to while timelessly away at the beach.


There is enormous beckoning from the land and seascapes within this part of Tropical North Queensland. Reef Cottage is an ideal base for extending your exploration into two of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage listed sites Great barrier Reef and Wet Tropics. This area is known for unique leisure activities such as reef tours, eco island trips, species spotting, birding, rainforest trekking, swimming in the wild, river sports, jungle surfing as well as its aboriginal culture.

We are avid nature lovers and have stocked the Cottage with resources including brochures, videos, books, scouter binocular and an iPad loaded with guiding material to help you plan your excursions in this wonderful part of Australia. Small group private boat charter can be arranged for your exclusive touring of the Great Barrier Reef and its islands.

With best regards from your hosts,

Shane & Mei



Private chef services may be arranged upon request. For self-catering guests, our gourmet kitchen comes with quality kitchenware, appliances, condiments, coffee powder & pods and choice of teas. If you're dining out, a short drive to Mossman, Port Douglas or Daintree Village, will lead to a great choice of excellent restaurants and cafes. Additionally, you’ll be able to purchase a variety of pre-packed meals at Woolworths supermarket. The Wonga Beach IGA minimart sells hot snacks and casual meals.


Reef Cottage's location is lovely for enjoying a relaxed, romantic holiday by an unspoilt beach and especially for exploring two fascinating World Heritage listed areas. The Cottage is in a beach residential suburb with its own natural habitat of birds and butterflies whose vibrancy peaks in Spring. At South Wonga Beach, there is a service station and mini-market, pharmacy and liquor shop just 2 minutes drive away. Also nearby is a boat ramp, community park with BBQ, playground/skate park, toilets etc. If you are looking for walking distance restaurants, bars and retail shopping, our location will not be suitable for you. A car is essential for travelling around.


Driving distances from Wonga Beach to nearby areas of interest:

Daintree River/Village - 11 kms - river cruises, hiking, wildlife sighting, fishing, birding, timber museum, art gallery, cafes

Upper Daintree - 20 kms – waterfalls, creek swimming, hiking, birding

Cape Kimberley - 22 kms - beach, kayaking, fishing

Cow Bay - 24 kms - Daintree interpretive centre, boardwalks, wildlife sighting, hiking, beach, kayaking

Cape Tribulation - 48 kms - reef tours, rainforest trekking, wildlife sighting, insect museum, waterfalls, creek swimming, mountain climbing, jungle surfing, beaches, kayaking, horse-riding, cafes, exotic fruit farm

Bloomfield - 86 kms - 4WD, waterfall, aboriginal art & culture

Whyanbeel - 12 kms - creek swimming, hiking, mountain climbing, birding, art gallery, cane farm tours

Newell - 14 kms - golf, exotic fruit farm

Mossman - 17 kms - growers' market, art galleries, organic food stores, restaurants, pubs and cafes

Mossman Gorge/River - 21 kms - rainforest trekking, birding, gorge/river swimming, river sports, aboriginal art & culture

Shannonvale - 20 kms - tropical fruit winery

Cooya Beach - 22 kms - aboriginal beach food gathering practices

Port Douglas - 35 kms - outer reef visits, sailing, beach, restaurants, pubs and cafes, shops, market

Julatten - 43 kms - safari birding, convenience store

Mt Lewis - 46 kms - pristine Wet Tropics rainforest, rare wildlife, birding, spotlighting, restaurant & pub

Mt Molloy - 51 kms - safari birding, rustic pub

Mareeba Wetlands - 88 kms - birding, wildlife sighting, canoeing, walks

Mareeba - 93 kms - coffee museum/connoisseur visit, winery, coffee plantations, creek swimming

Atherton Tablelands - 140 kms - national parks, lakes, waterfall circuit, birding, wildlife sighting, creek swimming, water sports, dairy & organic produce


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

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

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Games Hair dryer Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Private pool Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Reef Cottage Wonga Beach is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little piece of paradise Reef cottage is perfectly and thoroughly appointed with all things big and small. Most important was a comfortable bed and pillows covered in soft white linen plus the rooms are air conditioned. Kitchen has everything laid out so its easy to find utensils dishes glasses etc to cook up a great meal. Plenty of special spots to relax, round the pool, on the back deck, the front sun room, loungeroom or the quaint sitting room off the master bedroom. A large selection of books dvd's, cd's and information literature on local attractions plus an ipad full of info about flora and fauna. The cottage is spotlessly clean and comfortable. Enjoy your stay!
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful, tasteful, quiet We really loved our stay over Christmas at Reef Cottage and we found it to be a comfortable, functional, peaceful and exquisitely decorated property with such easy access to the beach. All the sights are very close by (Daintree, Cape Trib, Port Douglas) and Mei, our host, was most helpful in providing info on where all the interesting things to see and do are and we ended up going on a fabulous fruit tasting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm thanks to this info! Love love loved it! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful holiday home. If you are reading this, looking for somewhere to stay whilst exploring north Queensland, look no further. This cottage must be, by far the best there is. Mei, the owner is a lovely lady who has obviously put a huge amount of time and effort into creating the perfect holiday home and she has thought of everything. My wife and I stayed for six days and loved every minute. The only downside - you won't want to leave. Thank you Mei.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional cottage for exploring North Queensland We had a wonderful 6 night stay at Reef Cottage! Having stayed in numerous rental properties, mainly in Europe, this was by far the best we have ever stayed in. Superbly equipped for indoor and outdoor living, pristinely clean and only 200m from the gorgeous wild and undeveloped Wonga beach. Beautifully quiet and restful (apart from the lovely wildlife sounds) and in the perfect location to explore the wonders of north Queensland - Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Atherton Tablelands, Cassowary Falls, Karunda and of course the Great Barrier Reef Lots of information provided in the cottage regarding all the activities available in the vicinity - and Mei can provide additional information if needed. Cannot recommend highly enough and would definitely revisit if I return to Australia. Thank you Mei.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than a home away from home! My husband and I stayed at Reef Cottage with my in-laws for 5 nights. The property is ideally suited to two couples travelling together as long as you are happy to share a bathroom/toilet. The two rooms are on opposite sides of the house so each couple has privacy, and the main bedroom has an additional private sitting room. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you could possible need. Mei stocks up with plenty of supplies for breakfast and we didn't want for anything. The house is set in a suburban area a short walk from the beach. The back yard is very private with garden setting, pool and bbq. Walking into the home is like walking into the pages of a luxury magazine - Mei is an incredible interior designer. We especially enjoyed the eclectic but locally-specific collection of fiction and non-fiction available in the generous library. Wonga Beach is a good location for exploring the lower half of the Daintree, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge and Mei can supply very detailed self-drive tours for further away attractions. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-03-30
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