*** 2014 SPECIAL - TWO FREE NIGHTS PER WEEK ***
Rainforest Estate is a new luxury property on over 9 acres of very private tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and natural rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. It offers an exclusive, spectacular and convenient venue for a family or group holiday, a wedding ceremony, reception and / or honeymoon, or a special event or function.
The property contains every conceivable luxury including a two story high indoor waterfall, a western red cedar hot tub set in the gardens and a huge lagoon style heated saltwater pool.
Hidden away in a secluded valley, Rainforest Estate is perfectly located and close to all tourist attractions and activities. The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are on our doorstep, as are pristine beaches, championship golf courses, great fishing, resort shopping, international cuisine restaurants and all retail, commercial and support services. A great base to explore the region or simply relax in luxury and privacy.
What's the best time of year to come?: The short answer is anytime. Tropical North Queensland has two very distinct seasons, the 'dry' season (May - Nov) and the 'wet' season (Dec - Apr). This is somewhat misleading however because its not unusual to get 2-4 inches of rain per month during the dry season and only 4-12 inches per month during the wet season.
The dry season (winter) is our busy tourist season and is characterised by warm sunny days (75-85F), cool nights (60-70F) and gentle sea breezes (15-20 knots - great for sailing, kite surfing, hang gliding, etc). Rain is rare.
The wet season (summer) is characterised by higher temperatures and humidity, spectacular summer storms (usually in the evening or overnight) and nature teaming with life. It is not unusal to get 3-4 feet of rain per month (especially Jan-Mar) which means massive mountain waterfalls, tropical vegetation growing in front of your eyes and smaller crowds to deal with (and often better deals).
Both seasons are well worth experiencing.
How long should you stay?: We know its a long way to Australia and to Tropical North Queensland from most parts of the world, and that your vacation time is limited. However you will be very disappointed if you get here and realise you have not allowed enough time to at least 'hit the highlights' of our beautiful region.
We always suggest you need a minimum of 4-6 clear days (excluding arrival and departure days) to see the 'must sees' e.g. the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, the Atherton Tablelands, the willdlife and nearby historic outback towns. Therefore we recommend you plan on spending a minimum of 5-7 nights in Tropical North Queensland.
However, you can spend many weeks in our region and still not see it all, so we never make any maximum recommendations.
Some have come for a few days and stayed a lifetime (like us).
Can we advise you on the best things to see & do?: Yes, that's all part of the serivce.
We can advise and assist (if required) with anything you may need before, during and after your stay. This includes local transport, tours (organised and self-drive), restaurants, shopping, sporting activities, spa and massage treatments, special events (e.g. a wedding or special anniversary or birthday), an in-house chef, baby-sitter or personal guide to mention a few.
We can advise you on where to buy the best meat, fresh organic produce, the best range of wine & spirits and the cheapest gas.
We'll even do your food and beverage shopping for you so everything is ready to go as soon as you arrive (there's a small charge for this service).
We do things like monitor the weather to advise on the best days to go out on the Great Barrier Reef and the best boat to go out on in any weather conditions.
We are not aligned with anyone, we simply advise what we think is best for you according to your requirements. All part of the service
Rainforest Estate is in the heart of the world famous Tropical North Queensland tourism region so there are plenty of things to see and do.
Port Douglas, an international five-star resort village with old-world charm and the home of Four Mile Beach and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is just 15 minutes to the south.
The Daintree Rainforest, the oldest wet tropics rainforest on earth containing rare and protected rainforest flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet, is just 15 minutes to the north.
The Atherton Tablelands, the northern-most section of the Great Dividing Range rising over 1,200 metres (4,000 feet) from the coastal plains, is just 15 minutes to the west. Experience spectacular Baron Falls, Kuranda Markets, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail, mountain lakes, plantations and historic towns and villages.
Other Activities: shopping, dining, markets, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing, parasailing, hot air ballooning, heli-touring, jungle surfing
It's a great time to visit Australia. The weather is great, exchange rates are very favourable for international visitors (more bang for your bucks) and we are offering a fantastic one-time deal. If your stay commences on or before 30th June 2014, we will give you 2 EXTRA FREE NIGHTS for every 5 nights you book. That's a 28% discount.
Book 10 nights, get 4 EXTRA NIGHTS FREE. You get the idea.
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My Standard Rate
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$ 50 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee (from)||AU$440.00|
|A deposit of 25% is required to confirm a reservation. The remaining 75% is due 30 days prior to check-in.
Payment can be made by direct deposit (preferred) or by PayPal, MasterCard or Visa (merchant fee applies).
Our special promotion is for bookings commencing by 30 June 2014. For each 7 nights booked, two nights are free.
|Rates start from A$995 per night (for up to 6 guests). Each additional guest (over 6) is A$50 per guest per night (up to A$1,495 per night for up to 16 guests). Infants in cots are free and are not included in the guest limit of 16.
These rates apply for a minimum booking of five nights. A premium may be charged for shorter stays.
Discounts may be available for last minute bookings.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (AUD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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