Cassowary prides itself as being an exemplary world-class boutique facility accommodating guests’ comforts and desires while being sensitive to the environment. Cassowary has been awarded a five-star rating for energy efficiency thus contributing to a reduction in the Cassowary’s carbon footprint. Here you will find a luxurious, fully self-contained retreat nestled in a serene natural setting.
From its elevated position Cassowary offers a spectacular vista dominated by features such as Mt.Demi and the majestic Thornton’s Peak in the heart of the Daintree. Just 15 minutes from the internationally renowned resort town of Port Douglas, and 40 minutes to the Daintree River Ferry, Cassowary is the ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage-listed rainforests, the Daintree National Park and also to enjoy the amenity of Port Douglas.
From the high-end teak imported furniture, colorful accents and fabrics to the Dana- series oil on canvas art pieces. The artist, Dante Palmes, resides in the Philippines and his Dana series is a vibrant collection that captures and brings the lush beauty of the rainforest into your suite. Cassowary featured in the top 50 Interiors in Australia - House & Garden Collector's Edition, October 2009. Most recently Cassowary was selected as a showcase for the “Eat, Play & Stay” TV show, and is featured in the "Beautiful Accomodation" publication.
Cassowary can be defined as an ecologically sound concept that has resulted in a superb fusion of elegance, luxury and environmental sensitivity.
Whether you are a family of 10, 14 friends, a senior executive group, a 5 couple get-away, a bridal party of up to14, or a golfing party ready to hit the greens, The Cassowary caters to you and your preferences.
Comfortably accommodating 10 guests (with provision for a further 4), cassowary has three master suites complete with built-in robe and marble bathroom, private balconies, and water features with views of the lush rainforest.
The Honeymoon Suite has an elegant four-poster teak bed, spa bath, and private outdoor rain shower.
There are three double suites, two of which have private balconies and water features. Every room in the house has a TV/DVD offering free-to-air and cable television (seven screens in total).
For those that need to keep their technology close, cassowary has an automated clipsal system with high-speed internet, cable TV, and a state-of-the-art conference facility that overlooks a marble water feature.
The main pavilion features a fully equipped designer kitchen, dining area and lounge room while a full bathroom overlooks a water feature with a designer stand-alone bath tub. Storage and laundry is also located here. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
There is also a well-equipped gym for those who wish to stay in shape or to improve their level of fitness during the stay.
•TV, DVD and Stereo
•Linen And Pool Towels Provided
•Fully Self-Contained Gourmet Kitchen
•Guest Library and Games
•Outdoor Entertaining Area - BBQ
The Cassowary is perfect for tropical romance, and Port Douglas Catering and Events has the expertise to turn your wedding dream into a reality.
With over 15 years’ local experience and access to this unique venue of the rainforest, Wedding Co-ordination is one of their specialties making the most special day of your life one of the easiest. Their services encompass:
•Food with flavour and flair
Mid Week Bookings
When you choose The Cassowary Port Douglas as your wedding destination, you will find that most of your family and friends will be here on holiday with you for a week or more. So… it doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to a weekend wedding. To help accommodate everyone’s requests for our services, we have decided to introduce a Mid Week Booking Incentive.
Parties and Special Events
If you are planning a celebratory dinner party for friends & family or a birthday bash to remember, then Port Douglas Catering & Events will look after all your needs.
They can deliver platters of food ready to serve marinated meats for you to barbeque yourself or even cater a ‘Build a Burger’ buffet for a party idea with a difference. They offer a range of menus and food styling for all tastes and budgets. They can also organise your very own chef to come to the Cassowary and cook up a storm for you and your friends.
They also offer great party ideas, themes and entertainment, so just let us know how much help you need.
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The Cassowary : Boutique Rainforest Retreat ,QLD Cassowary, Queensland, Australia
Additional Location Information
Luxury gone green! The Cassowary Boutique Retreat is located on 40 acres of rural rainforest......a total get-away. This 40 acre property borders the world heritage rainforest and is only 15mins away from one of the seven wonders of the world - the great barrier reef. Cassowary is down the road from the daintree rainforest - the oldest surviving rainforest there is in the world. Walking tracks only 1km away, an organic winery is only 3kms away, sky-safari airport 5 kms away, small rural village and mossman gorge is only 7kms from cassowary, Port Douglas - gate way to the Great Barrier Reef only 15kms away, a total 75kms from Cairns International Airport. Onsite parking available - arrive by private helicopter or by car from the Cairns International Airport. If your journey begins at Cairns International Airport or Cairns City you will head north along the Captain Cook Highway. The Captain Cook Highway is a scenic highway that winds alongside the coast heading to Port Douglas and beyond to the Daintree. Getting to The Cassowary entails a leisurely 75 minute drive; punctuated by rocky headlands and boulder-strewn points, pristine sandy beaches and tropical rainforest - it is, in a sense, an experience just getting to your holiday destination.
Continuing along past the Port Douglas turn off for 10 kilometres you turn left onto the Mt Molloy (Rex Range Road). Follow this road for 2 kilometres and on your left is the Upper Cassowary Road - (opposite Raw & More Landscaping Supplies).
Turn left into Upper Cassowary Rd and follow for 1 kilometre. The Cassowary is located on the right hand side - look for the cassowary sign!
You may wish to stop and shop for your provisions/essentials en route. The Smithfield Centre or Clifton Beach shopping complex or Port Douglas IGA are conveniently located on the highway .
More About This Location
City vacations, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest ferry port: Port Douglas, 4.97 miles Nearest airport: Cairns International Airport, 30.01 miles Nearest train station: Kuranda, 14.98 miles Car is recommended
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