Cow Bay

After crossing the Alexandra Range visitors encounter the first bit of 'civilisation' north of the Daintree River at Cow Bay, located halfway between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation and offering great beach and rainforest experiences.

The turn off to Cow Bay Beach is at Buchanan Creek Road. On the way you can observe the hills of the Alexandra Range (on the right) with its dark rainforest vegetation. Watch for birds, butterflies and cassowaries in this area. 

The three secluded bays of Cow Bay Beach are perfect for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling on the inshore reefs and also fishing and beach walking. There are always shady spots on these beaches. Guided sea kayaking can be booked locally at Crocodylus Village.

Cow Bay is not a township but a place name derived from the farming of cattle in the area in the early days. The other idea is that Cow Bay is named after the dugongs (sea cows) which come to feed on the seagrass beds in the bay. Cow Bay had a colourful past of farming, logging and grazing. Today tourism is the main industry and sustainability is the main aim of the local community.

Local businesses in the Cow Bay and Diwan region offer various types of accommodation - resort style, backpacker, holiday houses, apartments, bed and breakfasts and camping. There is the Daintree Discovery Centre, home-made ice-creams, restaurants, cafés, art and craft, rainforest tours, tea growing, an air strip, horse riding, overnight sea-kayaking to Snapper Island, guided walks and the RACQ depot.

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
Queensland
Australia

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R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
From AU$160 - 255
R on the Downs is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley. It is the ideal home away from home ... to escape, rest and relax .

Pitstop Lodge Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$60 - 700
The Pitstop Lodge Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouse is a home away from home. Pitstop Lodge is a self contained old Queensland home with a comfortable, homely atmosphere, at a reasonable price. Up to 12 people can be accommodated in the house, which makes it ideal for groups as well as couples and singles.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
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From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane.

Kahlers Oasis Caravan Park

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$30 - 182
Kahler's Oasis Caravan Park is situated on the south side of Warwick on the New England Highway (Wallace Street). They offer a variety of accommodation from Budget Cabins to Two Bedroom Holiday Units.

Birdhouse Cottage and B&B

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 140
Birdhouse Cottage and B and B welcomes it's guests' into a quiet country environment, whilst still only being a short five minute drive to the city of Warwick. Birdhouse Cottage offers it's guests clean country style self-contained living for up to four people.

A Pine Cottage

Wynnum, Brisbane Area
From AU$195 - 210
Holiday accommodation in Brisbane Bayside for the family doesn't get better than A Pine Cottage. It is a three bedroom, fully self contained holiday house. Ideal for holidays, short term rent and relocations.

Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
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From AU$143 - 595
At Central Hillcrest they offer not only offer stunning views but proximity to everything you need during your stay in Brisbane. They have the Central Business District, GABBA, South Bank, the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and the Mater Hospital all on their doorstep.

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$195 - 350
Abbey Of The Roses is an 1891 adults only heritage-listed country house manor Bed and Breakfast with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone.

Naracoopa Bed and Breakfast and Pavilion

Shorncliffe, Brisbane Area
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From AU$100 - 185
Naracoopa is all about location, luxury and tranquillity. This serene getaway in Shorncliffe, a northern suburb of Brisbane, is bordered by the natural beauty of Moreton Bay and Sandgate Foreshores. With close proximity to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Spicers Peak Lodge

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$1199 - 2599
Located two hours south west of Brisbane and surrounded by World Heritage listed Main Range National Park, Spicers Peak Lodge is a luxurious gastronomic mountain lodge. The architecturally stunning lodge sits on top of a mountain and offers expansive views of the surrounding area.
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