The SpaceEscape the crowds and enjoy a retreat to the rainforest. Cedar Park is isolated but not far. We are a place to step back from the push of technology. While we do have free high speed wifi and a land line telephone available for use, that is the limit of communications. There is no mobile phone reception, so you can turn it off (or connect to wifi if you must). Rooms and public areas have no television. You will not see or hear it here. Instead you listen to the sounds of nature, from bird life during the day to frogs, cicadas and curlews in the evening. Each large suite has a private verandah overlooking wilderness. Guest AccessSelf catering facilities allow you to prepare your own meals. There is an under cover BBQ area in the rainforest where you can dine among the birds and wallabies. If you do not bring your own supplies we offer a range of BBQ packs with everything you need. We even offer vegetarian and gluten free options. Our chef prepares a grand buffet which is open to the public most Friday nights and you may join that if you wish, please book in advance. She also prepares some home-made meals which are available for purchase and can be reheated in our self catering dining area. You may help yourself to our continental breakfast buffet from early morning to 10am when it closes at check out time. Interaction with GuestsWe are originally from the USA, but migrated to Australia 15 years ago. We have five children born between 2001 and 2014 who will welcome you. We are happy to give advice on what to do in the area as well as chat in general.
You may come join us to feed the wallabies, birds and fish at the end of the day. The NeighborhoodWe have our own orchard you may stroll which produces mangos, limes, lemons, lemonade, starfruit, guava, papaya, bananas, cumquat, native Davidson plum and native raspberries. You can see other trees under cultivation but not yet bearing fruit, including macadamia nuts, avocados, jackfruit, coffee, oranges, mandarins, olives and figs. We also grow herbs and vegetables. Getting AroundCedar Park is located inland from Cairns on the cool Atherton Tablelands, halfway between Kuranda and Mareeba along the Kennedy Highway. Compared to Cairns, Cedar Park is located high up in the tablelands. Thus the temperature is usually 3 to 8 degrees cooler. There is a feeling of seclusion here, nestled at the end of a gravel road surrounded by national park. Visitors find it to be a centrally located oasis convenient to all there is to do in the area.
Both Kuranda and Mareeba are reached in 20 minutes from Cedar Park. If you rent a car at Cairns International Airport you will be at our door in 45 minutes.
We are a self-drive destination and do not provide pick-up service. You must have your own car or a rental car to visit us. This leaves you free to explore the area at your own pace and come and go as you choose. Set between the Baron Gorge Wet Tropic World Heritage and Dinden National Park, Cedar Park Rainforest Resort offers you a unique experience in the Australian rainforest. It's all at our front door, the open eucalyptus bush, the rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and all the attractions of Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.
Directions from Cairns:
Take the scenic drive up the mountain to Kuranda, the famous “Village in the Rainforest” (20 minutes).
From Kuranda, follow the Kennedy Highway 12 km towards Mareeba (10 minutes). Turn left at the Cedar Park Rainforest Resort sign (Clohesy River Road).
Enjoy the 5.5 km drive through the North Queensland bush until you reach your destination (10 minutes). Other Things to NoteRooms include continental breakfast, free wifi, welcome snacks, port wine, fresh coffee & tea.