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  • 20 Guests
  • 3-4 Bedrooms
  • Price from $ $850

At the cassowary you will find a luxurious, fully self-contained holiday ​retreat nestled in a serene natural setting ideally located between cosmopolitan Port Douglas and the mystical Daintree World Heritage Rainforest.​ The ​Cassowary prides itself as being an exemplary world-class boutique facility accommodating guests’ comforts and desires while being sensitive to the environment.​ This architectural delight is perfectly positioned on 40 acres of rural – rainforest​ enveloped by the cassowary valley and bordering the world heritage rainforest.

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. The Cassowary is beautifully situated and affords the opportunity for serene relaxation, fitness and entertainment. ​To meet any discerning guests needs there is an in-house​ commercially equipped ​gym, wi-fi, entertainment system complete with a 63″ HD Sony 4G TV with 3D capability , a heated swimming pool , and state of the art fully equipped gourmet kitchen. We offer more than just accommodation. Our customized indulgence package includes: Onsite Chef (menus to suit all tastes and budgets), Massages with our in-house massage therapist , and Yoga sessions can also be scheduled. ​The Cassowary is perfectly positioned ​enveloped by the cassowary valley and bordering the world heritage rainforest. A great place ​to get away from the chaos of everyday life ​and be totally transformed by providing total rest​oration​, rejuvenation, and relaxation. We also provide a personal shopping service in preparation to your arrival.


Whether you are an extended family of ten, 12 friends, a senior executive group, a 5 couple get-away, a bridal party of up to12, 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 taratine marble bathroom, private balconies, and water features with 360 degree views of the lush rainforest.
The Honeymoon Suite has an elegant four-poster teak bed, spa bath, and private outdoor rain shower. There are two twin suites, 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). Additionally there is separate living pavilion with large cathedral ceilings boasting spacious dining and entertaining spaces. The gourmet styled kitchen is equipped with state of the art amenities with a technological savvy clipsal/C-BUS system that provides seamless lighting, mood, and fan settings. An extra living space that overlooks a taratine marble waterfall is equipped with TV/DVD, and day – beds.


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 amenit​ies of Port Douglas.​ Only 5 minutes from Mossman and 7 minutes from the Mossman Gorge. Only 2 minutes down the street you will find our organic tropical fruit winery and local swimming holes (Downstream to the Mossman Gorge). The best of both worlds – close enough to the all the regional hot spots yet ​nestled in a private retreat of 40 acres of rural rainforest. Learn more about ‘The Cassowary’ story in our e- book.


The Cassowary can be defined and showcased as an ecologically sound concept ​that has resulted in a superb fusion of elegance, luxury and sustainable living. ​The ​Cassowary has been awarded a five-star rating for energy efficiency thus contributing to a reduction in the ​property’s carbon footprint. Here you will find a luxurious, fully self-contained retreat nestled in a serene natural setting​ boasting well over hundreds of indigenous plant species while staying true to the regional sugar cane​ plantations.​ The architectural cathedral ceilings provide the ultimate air flow throughout all living spaces – perfect for the tropical climate. ​Additionally the unique signature roof line of cassowary provides not only an architectural delight but also functions as a rainwater harvesting system. Each peak in the roof acts as a water conduit that is chilled through an intricate rock wall interface. This insures that the water supply is of the purest and rejuvenating quality. This also includes sustaining the taratine marble indoor waterfalls and the infinity pool.


​The Cassowary provides a customized and personalized ​service from the minute you express interest in staying with us! In preparing for your arrival to offering you our popular meet and greet services. Providing a welcome tour and courtesy pack on arrival. The pack includes all the necessities of comfort for your first few days of your stay. We provide a starter pack of : teas, coffee (filter and pods), milk, bread, water, dish and clothes washing detergents. For the convenience of all our guests and reduce the need of extra packing – bath and pool towels are provided throughout your stay. In addition all your toiletries are provided in each bathroom suite. We have addressed each detail to maximize your comfort and accommodation needs.


The Cassowary Retreat Team would like to invite you for a complete getaway from the chaos and stress of everyday life to a place of complete relaxation, rejuvenation and reflection (R+R+R). This is a chance to unplug and reboot on 40 acres of rural rainforest while participating in transformation sessions for body, mind and spirit.​ ​The Cassowary Boutique Retreat has teamed up with other ​​lifestyle experts the Phoenix Elite Trainers: Laura Bamford & Ross Macleod, and Dr. Bruce Wells, motivational wellness specialist & author. ​​Our world- class Chef Jed provides the ultimate fusion of taste through healthy local organic seafood and produce. Feast on freshly ‘caught that day’ seafood paired with tropical delights. Spend ​five days in one of the most tranquil and beautiful places in FNQ, while being inspired by a team of experts who will offer: daily physical activity sessions, healthy cooking demos, lifestyle wellness coaching, onsite massage therapy, workshops….and much more.

This retreat is designed to remove you from the stress of everyday life to focus solely on yourself: your health and well being. You will become totally immersed in the tranquility of the rural rainforest setting and gain insights and knowledge about the tools you need to transform your body, mindset and life when you return to the everyday. Dail​y ​​topics include relaxation sessions, lifestyle wellness coaching, onsite massage therapy, healthy cooking demonstrations, and work-life balance coaching. Targeted workshops on health performance, nutrition, fitness/training, goal setting and motivational interviewing will be offered while enjoying daily physical activity training sessions and rainforest walks, in addition to plenty of time for rest, reflection, and relaxation.


Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


Enjoy Heated swimming pool during Winter (1 June – 30 September).

Stay before 19 Apr 2016 for 10% off.

Offering our indulgence lifestyle package: complimentary healthy cooking workshop with our onsite cassowary Chef.



The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:


Origin Espresso

The Little Larder Port Douglas

Whileaway Coffeeshop

Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.

We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.



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