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Sanctuary Retreat

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area

Indicative Rate * AU$65 to AU$165

Sanctuary Retreat is an affordable accredited eco-tourism rainforest sanctuary, Eco-lodge and Yoga Retreat at Mission Beach, North Queensland, half way between Townsville and Cairns.

Set on over 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest overlooking the Coral Sea, Sanctuary is as much a refuge for travellers as it is for wildlife. Designed to minimally impact on the outstanding natural values of the environment, Sanctuary offers guests an intimate, yet comfortable rainforest experience in a unique setting.

Sitting high on a hill to catch the cooling breezes and views across the forest to the Coral Sea beyond, the Sanctuary Long House Restaurant and Bar captures the essence of the tropics. Polished hardwood floors, high ceilings with fans lazily shifting the balmy air and a large balcony situated perfectly to watch the sunrise heralded by a dawn chorus or a full moon appear out of the sea at sunset.

Accommodation is in either secluded forest huts or deluxe canopy cabins nestled under the rainforest canopy. Sanctuary offers guests a unique insight into the ecology of a tropical rainforest along with the knowledge that by staying at Sanctuary, they are contributing to the conservation of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi
  • Broadband Internet Access

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Communal Shower
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Tour Desk

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
72 Holt Road
Garners Beach
Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

Capturing the cool, green light of the rainforest, accommodation is in elevated secluded forest huts nestled in the rainforest canopy. Each hut sleeps two in either double or twin occupancy. A minimalist design maximises the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest whilst giving some personal space to those creatures you may prefer not to sleep with.

In keeping with the Sanctuary low impact philosophy, buildings are designed and constructed to ensure that the vegetation and bird life is disturbed as little as possible. Adjoining huts are connected by boardwalk to protect the forest floor. Huts are simply furnished with either one double or two single beds, a bedside table. Ceiling light and fan. Small balcony/boardwalk. Quality shared bathroom facilities in longhouse.

For those interested more in creature comforts, the deluxe canopy cabins may be for you. Larger than the rainforest huts, these cabins are stylishly appointed with polished wooden floors and handmade natural timber features. The canopy cabins have a studio style bedroom and lounge area, a private balcony with table and chairs and Mini Bar and tea and coffee making facilities. The ensuite has a spectacular glass-walled shower looking out high in the trees. With twin, triple or queen bed options, the canopy cabins offer superior accommodation in an entirely natural environment.

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28 May 2017
Port Douglas Carnivale is all about having a party in paradise and a fabulous family time together and what better way than a Music Festival for all ages! With something for everyone Sunday 28 May will be a full family carnivale atmosphere of Music, Art, Circus acts, and entertainment.

Port Douglas Carnivale

Multiple Locations
26 May 2017
Port Douglas Carnivale is an annual celebration of the tropics where you can "Taste. Watch. Dance. Play" in nature's playground over four days and nights of fabulous events and activities. Celebrating its 22nd year, Port Douglas Carnivale features local and international performers and producers showcasing the region's spectacular tropical lifestyle and location.
From AU$50.00 - 50.00
27 May 2017
Get ready as Port Douglas showcases signature dishes inspired by the abundance of the region’s fresh produce and ingredients. Paired with your choice of wine, beer and tropical cocktails, this bounty from land, sea and rainforest is a feast for the soul and the palate.
From AU$160.00 - 160.00
16 May 2017
Enjoy the picturesque setting of the Coral sea Under the palms at Rex Smeal Park , Indulge in a long lazy lunch as Paradise on a Plate serves up plentiful produce and performances. It’s a long table style lunch with a tropical twist that only Port Douglas can provide.
From AU$0 - 540
11 August 2017
Taste Port Douglas is Far North Queensland's annual premier food, beverage and restaurant festival. Long regarded as one of the best holiday destinations in the country, Port Douglas is also considered the culinary highlight of the region, home to a thriving restaurant and food industry.
Free Entry
22 May 2017
Must-see exhibition of stunning digital photography by their own local Douglas Photographic Society Inc. This is the annual exhibition and competition for club members, and showcases the beauty and wonder of the people, creatures and places of their wonderful region and beyond.

Carnivale Sensualé

Port Douglas,
27 May 2017
This late night spectacle hosted by the ever so naughty Bev Killick will showcase Burlesque, Boylesque, sideshow stunts and hilarious Stand Up Comedy, a combination like this will create a night you won't soon forget.
25 May 2017
The Wonderland Spiegeltent is thrilled to have the hilarious Jeff Green UK join in the fun this May at Port Douglas Carnivale 2017. Award-winning British comedian Jeff Green has become a well known face and voice on Australian television and radio since arriving for his first Melbourne International Comedy Festival performance here in 1996.

Carlotta

Port Douglas,
From AU$38.00 - 490.00
26 May 2017
Carlotta is currently touring Australia with her show "Carlotta” and regularly features at all sorts of festivals and gala premieres, including Melbourne's Midsumma, Gold Coast's Glitter and Brisbane's Melt festivals.

Port Douglas Race Week

Multiple Locations
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17 May 2017
A week of racing, entertainment and cuisine held in tropical Port Douglas and the surrounding waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. A multi-division racing event that sails around Low Isle, Snapper Island and famous Four Mile beach.
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