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The Most Luxurious Holiday Rental in Cairns Area - Award Winning Luxury Retreat

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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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.

See our our brand new property 100 metres away 'Wanggulay Too Luxury Cairns City Holiday in the Tree Tops '

Wanggulay -Guaranteed- A Fabulous Stay! A Honeymooners, couples, small groups and families first choice because Wanggulay is all yours! Stay in the most spectacular private rainforest retreat in Northern Australia, conveniently located 7 kilometres west of Cairns airport. Wanggulay has featured on QLD Weekend, Good Weekend, 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 bridgeway 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!

Want to find out more? Please click on the EMAIL ENQUIRY link. We also would like to give you our free Ebook detailing the best things to see and do as experienced by our guests over the last 10 years.

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 at Kamerunga, close to Cairns, Yorkeys Knob 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, Yorkeys Knob or Palm Cove. 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.

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 waterfalls of Stoney creek.

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 Crystal Cascades.

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.

FACILITIES
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.

BEDROOMS
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.

THE POOL
Awarded third place in 2005 best creative pool QLD
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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    To our younger set, this is not suitable for a party house, the home is set in a community in the rain forest with close access to Cairns...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a free kids guide to help your kids have the best holiday experience, just ask for your free copy....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are also pet owners and provide for our fellow pet owners needs, let us know you would like to bring your pet and we will tell you about our special arrangements...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Can be split into 2 king size single beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Can be split into 2 king size single beds...moreless

  • Media Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Brand new luxury leather sofa, with pull out bed ...moreless

  • Other: 2 twin/ single

    Very comfortable foldout beds available ...moreless

  • Cot

    We have a cot, high chair, safety gates for our younger ones...moreless

  • A place to dream in the land of the dream time. 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 throughout furnished to the highest quality The main bedroom has a private bridge way access to the infinity edge pool the view is completely private and into the world heritage listed rainforest canopy. It has become a honeymooners favourite. The other three bedrooms are interchangeable to king size single twin beds. The bedrooms are on two levels with access onto 2 twenty metre long balconies looking into the rainforest and down onto the Barron river below. The view is completely private into world heritage listed rainforest. The view from the bedrooms and balconies looks over Wanggulays private pathway access through the rainforest to the Barron river below...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master bathroom has twin italian glass vanities, and jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Classic fully restored antique claw footed bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Grohe shower and fittings...moreless

  • Spectacular and very private master bathroom, italian designed glass vanities, and views into the world heritage listed rainforest from the luxury spa bath. A honeymooners favourite! The large towels fluffy white towels are from the same supplier for the Inter Continental Hotel Group...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. Bedrooms A place to dream in the land of the 'dream time. 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...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Table Tennis and assorted board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Foxtel with full sports suite...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    HD 55 inch brand new...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    8 minute drive to the beach...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Cairns City Centre 14 kilometres away...moreless

  • Lake View:

    The river below Wanggulay flows out of Lake Placid 200 metres away...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Placid 500 metres away...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Tee Great Dividing Mountain Range can be seen from the balcony at Wanggulay....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views to the Great Diving Range...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    10 seater outdoor table, anther table seats 3, poolside table for 8 plus 2 steamers Indoor seating for 12...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central and individual temperature controlled in each bedroom...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Free high speed wifi access...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet:

    Free high speed wifi access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two separate indoor and two separate outdoor undercover living areas...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    local telephone...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Extra large high quality 5 * bath towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high speed wifi access...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso with separate milk frothed Plunger...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Chefs quality...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All what you would expect in a gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Top of the range Miele...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Ice Maker too...moreless

  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with capacity to manage parties of up to 25 people. We have a very good catering company that can come in and look after your every need- they love our kitchen...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    A golfers favourite as we have two international standard golf clubs within 20 minutes of Wanggulay...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Hire canoes nearby and Canoe up the Barron river...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Two separate 22 metre balconies offering the chance for big groups to spread out over three outdoor entertaining areas...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    The main pool has bubble jets and the capability to be heated t 28 degrees for the biggest ever hot tub experience...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Complete with spa facility and heater. Can heat to 38 Degrees...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015
Mar 1 - Jan 31, 2016
1 night min stay
AU$549 AU$599
Fri, Sat, Sun
AU$3,493

Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$55 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
AU$549 AU$599
Fri, Sat, Sun
AU$3,843 AU$11,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$55 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit AU$750
  • Pet Fee AU$75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

To help set the mood for celebration we include:

• Tropical Flowers

• Essential oils

• Bubbly

• Patty Flynn soaps

• 24 jets spa

• Satellite television

• DVD’s books / games

• Table Tennis

• Unlimted wifi

• Gourmet kitchen

• Pantry stocked with condiments

• ComplimentaryTropical Walking Guide

• Cairns/ Wanggulay guide

Cleaning charge $299

Pay by any credit card (no additional charges) bank transfer or Pay Pal in full on booking

Security Bond ($750) payable before arrival and refunded within 7 days of departure

Full refund available provided:

1. Property is rebooked for same period

2. $100 administration fee for arranging rebooking

Note: Guests may move dates to any other time provided this is done within 2 months of original stay


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Location

11 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Cairns
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Redlynch
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Cairns
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Half Moon Bay Golf course
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Freshwater
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Redlynch Connection road (Captain Cook Highway)
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
The Deck
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Palm Cove (14km) Holloways (5) Yorkeys (7)

Car: Recommended

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 hardwood, 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 tranquillity of the forest.

What to do

Walk the marked trails of World Heritage listed rainforest right on your doorstep.

Explore the rock pools and waterfalls of Stoney creek.

Walk down to the Barron river by private pathway.

Dive the Great Barrier Reef

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: Hi My name is Belinda. We built Wanggulay in 2003. I have lived overseas for many years and Wanggulay is our spectacular home in Australia. I am a Nutritionist and lifestyle consultant and love food.

Why Great Barrier Reef:
I recently wrote the Cairns and Wanggulay Guide which contains a comprehensive food section detailing my favourite markets,restaurants and cafes. I have two daughters and they wrote the kids section in the Wanggulay guide too. The eBook copy of the guide is yours when you make an enquiry. I would love to show you our home, perhaps you have already seen it on Australian Lifestyle television or Queensland Weekender.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are few places which leave you with such a wonderful and unique experience. We are delighted that 10 years of feedback from our guests have helped us ensure that this is a memorable holiday and we have compiled a guide to help you have just that. Wanggulay with its Natural ochres, earth-colours and textures invites 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. We look forward to welcoming you to Wanggulay,


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Photos

  • Balcony 2 in the Tree Tops

    Balcony 2 in the Tree Tops

  • Award winning salt water infinity pool at night

    Award winning salt water infinity pool at night

  • Luxury Kitchen

    Luxury Kitchen

  • Master Spa Bath

    Master Spa Bath

  • Master Bedroom 2

    Master Bedroom 2

  • Award Winning Pool 2

    Award Winning Pool 2

  • Award Winning Pool 4

    Award Winning Pool 4

  • Luxury Retreat - View From The Barron River

    Luxury Retreat - View From The Barron River

  • From 'Lifestyle Australia Magazine' Coverage 3

    From 'Lifestyle Australia Magazine' Coverage 3

  • From 'Lifestyle Australia' Interior Coverage 3

    From 'Lifestyle Australia' Interior Coverage 3

  • Tropical freshwater swimming a short walk away

    Tropical freshwater swimming a short walk away

  • Barron River

    Barron River

  • Balcony in the Tree Tops

    Balcony in the Tree Tops

  • Balcony 3 in the Tree Tops

    Balcony 3 in the Tree Tops

  • Luxury Kitchen 2

    Luxury Kitchen 2

  • Master Bedroom 1

    Master Bedroom 1

  • Award Winning Pool 1

    Award Winning Pool 1

  • Award Winning Pool 3

    Award Winning Pool 3

  • Luxury Retreat - View From Above

    Luxury Retreat - View From Above

  • From 'Lifestyle Australia Magazine' Coverage 1

    From 'Lifestyle Australia Magazine' Coverage 1

  • From 'Lifestyle Australia' Coverage 2

    From 'Lifestyle Australia' Coverage 2

  • Barron River Gorge Walking Trails

    Barron River Gorge Walking Trails

  • Stoney Creek below the house

    Stoney Creek below the house

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