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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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Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Sunshine Coast Area
18 May 2017
Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2017 has answered every food and wine lovers’ dream with an exciting program of events. 70 events will take place across the four-day event. A total of 45 visiting chefs from Australia’s best restaurants will flock to this year’s festival, which will have a presence across two festival villages – Noosa Main Beach and The Woods.

Noosa Jazz Party

Multiple Locations
25 August 2017
The Noosa Jazz Party is on again in 2017 with 10 days of fabulous jazz, presented by Noosa Heads Jazz Club. The party starts with two concerts featuring The Australian Jazz Ensemble in conjunction with Noosa Chorale, at The J, Noosa Junction at 7pm on August 25 and 27 and 2.

Noosa Long Weekend Festival

Multiple Locations
From AU$20 - 130
21 July 2017
Ten Incredible days and nights! Presenting the Best of the Best in terms of artists, performers, authors, visual arts, film, food and fun! They are ecstatic about how exciting their 2016 festival event program was, and truly there was something for all ages, tastes and price ranges on offer.

Noosa Food and Wine

Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$0.00 - 250.00
18 May 2017
Join food and wine enthusiasts from all over the nation as they descend on Noosa for Noosa Food and Wine. Event-goers can look forward to discovering new flavours alongside great Australian wines, artisan foods, culinary talent with some of Australia’s leading chefs and producers and the finest Queensland produce in one of Australia’s leading food destinations, Noosa.
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From AU$20 - 160
8 September 2017
The inaugural 2016 Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival features three nights and two days of author presentations, panel discussions and workshops across seven venues in Coolum Beach - the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

Noosa Open Studios

Multiple Locations
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Free Entry
18 August 2017
Noosa Open Studios 2017 is a unique experience for creative and visual art lovers to engage with and view professional artists in their place and time of creativity. Over 35 artists and artisans in 30 personal studios in the Noosa region from the trees to the sea shall be open to the public over a three day weekend.
Free Entry
3 June 2017
In a bid to provide the state's Male Masters and Female competitors with additional competitive opportunities in 2016, Surfing Queensland is once again bolstering the Queensland Masters Surfing Championship and Girls Surf Slam Queensland Championship to a combined two-event series.
Free Entry
27 May 2017
The Queensland Championship Circuit or QCC as it is more commonly known, was launched in 1998 and since its inception, has enjoyed a reputation as Australia’s premier open Men’s shortboard event series.
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14 October 2017
This the second event of the Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles for the Under 14 and Under 12 Divisions. The Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State's elite junior competitors aiming for selection in Queensland's State Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.
1 November 2017
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day hallmark event (1 to 5 November), based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and includes a stacked line-up of events for all ages and abilities.
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