A private property nestled in a wonderous valley, deep in the Daintree awaits. A truly tropical paradise set amongst a vibrant and living landscape. Towering rainforest mountains slide down to pastured hills and plains. Amongst the green, the pristine Cassowary Falls tumbles over granite walls to a cool pool where you can relax and revive in one of nature’s amphitheatres.
The meandering rivers are home to water dragons, lizards and frogs, cool breezes carry butterflies bright and bold, while the rainforest surrounds are a haven for many rare and beautiful creatures, including the iconic Southern Cassowary. This is the place for bespoke Daintree experiences. Stay. Tour. Explore. Discover More At Gateway To Cassowary Falls.
Your private chalet awaits. Sumptuously appointed for luxury, comfort and indulgence, each chalet provides sweeping views across the valley and has its own private spa and deck. There are just three self-contained chalets here. The perfect place for couples to retreat from the every day, to their own private hideaway.
An off-road adventure of discovery on our exclusive Cassowary Falls and Daintree Rainforest tour. 4WD through our private property, with your guide providing interpretive rainforest commentary, and swim at Cassowary Falls with the resident population of river perch and freshwater turtles. This rainforest tour is big on experience and small on numbers. Maximum of 12 guests. 2 x 90 minute tours daily.
WOW, WOW, WOW.... This glorious property takes in views across the Daintree Valley with the back drop of Thorntons Peak and the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Each cottage is very private and surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden, and an abundance of native birds and butterflies. The view from the deck is simply stunning. This place is an absolute credit to Liz and Andy, from the attention to detail in all the fixtures and fittings to the amazing breakfasts that are delivered to your door. Let's not forget the delicious cheese platter. A tour down to Cassowary Falls is an absolute must, with a refreshing swim under the waterfall. Thank you Liz and Andy for an AMAZING couple of days.❤️
This was by far one of the best things we've ever done in North Qld! Andy was awesome! Full of good knowledge and the waterfall was outta this world! The trip to the waterfall and back was definitely a favourite for the kids! Definitely coming back! Thank you so much!
This place is absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit. We stayed an extra night we loved it so much. The chalet was gorgeous with a full kitchen, BBQ and the spa was a lovely accessory. We enjoyed a fun adventure with Andy through the property with information on the local rainforest and animals. We will definitely be back and can’t recommend this place enough. Do yourself a favour and come see for yourself ♥️
We had such an amazing time on this tour! The 4WD was heaps of fun, the property was stunning and the knowledge shared was the best! Jumping in and swimming in the waterfall was something we’ll never forget. Thank you so much!
What an exhilarating experience! An absolute must do if your travelling around FNQ. Make sure you book with Andy in advance. This is a memory that my family and I will never forget!
This place is one of the most magical places I’ve ever stayed in Australia. It was a MUCH needed reminder for how sacred mother nature is and how lucky we are to be exposed to such raw beauty here in our country. My partner proposed to me here in our chalet and the next morning Andy took us to their own PRIVATE waterfall - we were awestruck. The land is so vast and has so much to offer, we were blown away. In addition to the surroundings blowing our minds away, the chalets were above and beyond. There’s only a few chalets on the property which means that it’s super private and quiet and feels like you have the whole Daintree rainforest to yourself. The private chalet had a big bathroom with two shower heads, a dishwasher which makes cooking on holidays easy, all the kitchen amenities you could think of, a BBQ, chaise lounge chairs for sun-baking, and the best part — a hot tub! I’ve never been somewhere where the owner has given this much attention to detail. It’s obvious that they just want their customers to relax and unwind. A trip we’ll never forget!
Went on a tour with Andy this week and is undoubtedly a MUST DO on your trip to far North Queensland. Our family of five all truly adored the experience (and have been reminiscing on it since). Andy is a highly knowledgeable host, offering insight into both the local flora and fauna. Truly a unique and memorable experience for the entire family - thank you for making it so special Andy.
Traveled the entire eastern Australian coast and this was our favorite place!! Liked everything!!! New chalet with amazing views, high end appliances (bed, hot tub spa, TV, Bluetooth speaker) and delicious breakfast and full kitchen and grill to cook! stocked fridge and the nicest, friendliest and most accommodating hosts possible! Do the waterfall tour - amazing!! Can’t wait to come back. Highly recommend! Traveled the entire eastern Australian coast on our honeymoon and this was our favorite place. So relaxing.
We went on the tour that they offer and it was amazing. The views and scenery were incredible. We took an ATV to the waterfall with Andy and he was a great guide. Funny and informative, overall this was an excellent experience and I would recommend to everyone. Looking forward to coming back to experience the chalets!
Excellent accommodation with high end facilities, beautiful view, complete privacy and extremely quiet location (amazing stars) and the all-terrain vehicle tour of the property is the best we've ever encountered. Andy's passion for the local flora and fauna is not only educational but very entertaining rounded off with such delicious (and huge) breakfasts courtesy of his wife Elizabeth's cooking expertise made this short 3 night stay faultless. Only issue was we wish we were staying longer. Highly recommended.
This incredible slice of heaven is an absolute must see! The chalets are of the highest quality, with top of the line facilities and beautiful little touches. We can’t fault our hosts who went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and looked after. Swimming at the hidden waterfall, eating grapefruit straight from the tree and relaxing in the enormous, private spa overlooking the gorgeous, sweeping countryside are just a few highlights of our stay! Oh and don’t forget to try the cooked brekky! So. Good. We honestly couldn’t recommend this place more! It is evident so much thought and care has gone into creating this little haven and it truly is such a treasure. We will most certainly be back!
Truly amazing stay, hosts have thought of everything to make it an absolutely exceptional stay! The kitchen and supplies, the BBQ area, the spa, the views, the bed linen and pillows etc etc were all absolutely spot on! The waterfall and property surrounding the chalet are absolutely priceless!
What a fantastic tour!! Best decision to book this one, the whole family loved it. Rainforest walk, swimming in a rainforest waterfall, off-roading across some of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen. Even spotted the Eastern Water Dragon. Can't wait to check out my drone footage. Thanks for a great day Andy.
Gateway to Cassowary Falls is a privately owned and family operated property, located in the Stewart Valley adjacent to the Daintree National Park, which is a part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This 160 acre property combines 60 acres of pristine rainforest, with 100 acres of pasture supporting around 100 head of cattle. It’s also home to Cassowary Falls, one of the few Daintree waterfalls where it’s safe to swim due to the absence of crocodiles. Landscape features include rolling hills and valleys, rainforest creeks, paddocks and plains and views to Thornton Peak.
As well as being a working cattle farm, the Gateway to Cassowary Falls property offers bespoke Daintree experiences in the form of luxury accommodation and rainforest adventure tours. Each of these three distinct branches of operation are managed by the property’s owners, the Garrity Family. The tours have twice daily departures to and from the property gate, where there is plenty of parking. While the three chalets provide couples with an exclusive luxury retreat, in this truly stunning location. You do not have to stay to tour.
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