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Wompoo Retreat - Rambutan Bungalow with views

Bedrooms 1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Wompoo Eco Retreat has a two self-contained private bungalows. The Mangosteen Bungalow has similar interior design as the Rambutan Bungalow (see separate listing if the Mangosteen is booked for the dates suited to you) with an indoor/outdoor shower that has views over the rainforest, plus a real king-size bed. It also has an outdoor rammed earth bath. The bungalow's construction uses rammed earth to ensure a cool interior and designed to maximise views of the mountain ranges from the bedroom and bathroom.

We provide our guests with complimentary breakfast accessing good quality produce, and where possible, source it locally. At Wompoo Retreat we take advantage of our remoteness and living “off the grid” by providing bird watching binoculars rather than a television.

The bungalow has private undercover seating with self contained cooking facilities. The proximity of each bungalow provides privacy for our guests. Elevated on a hill to capture tropical breezes, the property has stunning views to Thornton Peak, Cape Tribulation and the Coral Sea. We are located in close proximity to beautiful Cow Bay Beach, numerous waterholes, mangroves and rainforest boardwalks.

Wompoo Retreat gets its name from the `Wompoo Fruit Dove’, a beautiful dove with an amazing purple breast, and green, yellow and white markings. This bird has a very unusual call. Listening to the Wompoo is like listening to a human conversation, but seemingly muted and far away. Our retreat is so named due to the presence of this lovely bird.

A significant area of the property has trees with discrete open spaces as well as tranquil spots to enjoy the flora and fauna. Further, there is a creek, meandering through Wompoo that ensures a welcome retreat for quieter contemplation.

Guests have access to -

- King size bed with quality linen

- Outdoor undercover self-catering facilities

- Fridge

- Handmade soap (made on the property by your hosts)

- Wi-Fi (available on request)

- Continental breakfast of local fruit, bread and condiments including, museli, plunger coffee (see photo of what to expect),

- an assortment of local Daintree teas and biodynamic milk

We are a friendly couple who respect people's privacy. Our house is 20 metres away from the bungalow. Guests are more than welcome to come up to the house if they have any questions, would like any advice on the area or need to access the wi-fi. We also take bookings for reef trips and other activities in the area.

Wompoo Retreat is ideally situated. Just five kilometres from the beautiful Cow Bay Beach, 20 minutes from the Daintree River and 30 minutes to Cape Tribulation. Other easily accessible places are Hutchinson Creek, the Daintree Discovery Centre, Coopers Creek Wilderness tours, Canoe Tours, tropical ice cream outlets and a yoga retreat. Reef trips from Cape Tribulation can be arranged by your hosts and is only a 30 minute drive away.

There are a number of restaurants and a hotel in the area, however, if you would like to eat in at your accommodation the bungalow is equipped for self catering. We recommend purchasing supplies either in Cairns, Mossman or Port Douglas. There is a small convenience store in Cow bay. With prior arrangement, a range of beverages can be made available.

During the two hour drive from the Cairns International and Domestic Airports, you will travel the scenic Coral Sea coastline till you cross the Daintree River by ferry. Once aboard the iconic ferry you can sense the change of pace as you slowly switch off and start your journey of digital detoxing. The return cost on the ferry is $26, you can choose to purchase a visitors book if you want to have the option of multiple trips.

House Rules

It is because of the eco values of this area that we choose to live here, yet want to share this place with you. We reduce our human foot-print with thought placed on how we live. The spring water on our property is from an artesian fracture with no pesticides or herbicide input, and is tested, therefore safe for drinking. We generate our own solar power, but in times of high electricity demand, or little sun we may use the generator for short periods. You will notice the limited number of power points and the higher reliance on gas, this is to minimise power usage. We ask that high powered devices like hairdryers and shavers are not used. Check in from 2pm, check out 10.00am.

A compost bin is provided for your food scraps. These will be placed in our compost and eventually end up in the garden.

Smoking Policy

We respect your right to smoke, however, it is not permitted inside the bungalows. Smoking is allowed on the deck area PROVIDED THAT all windows and doors remain closed. An ashtray is provided and we request that all cigarette butts, ash, tobacco or any used smoking product is disposed of correctly. Please don’t take any soiled ashtrays inside the accommodation.

More Details

Property Manager
Jillian Bradley / Peter Bradley
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow around the Cow Bay around the Douglas Shire

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Wompoo Retreat - Rambutan Bungalow with views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A wonderful echo friendly experience

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful echo friendly experience. The property was very well presented with lots of additional personal touches and fully equipped. We were impressed and we would definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need including total peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We came here for two nights away from busy Brisbane to relax and unwind. We were greeted by the hosts and run through everything we needed to know about our stay. We were given recommendations and suggestions of where to visit and what to see which was extremely helpful. There are only two rooms at the retreat and both were occupied during our stay however they are completely seperate and did not interrupt our stay at all.

The room has everything you need, including breakfast, olive oil, balsamic, butter, milk, s&p and condiments to ensure your stay is easy.

The room was very clean and provided three different bins to be conscious of the environment for recycling, compost and general waste - just fantastic.

Highlights are the indoor/outdoor shower and the outdoor bathtub.

There wasn’t anything that needed improvement because these hosts have hit the nail on the head and it’s well worth the money - highly recommend.

Would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

World Heritage Rainforest


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