Cassowary House - Catbird Cottage

Entire guesthouse hosted by Leonie

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Great location
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


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Cassowary House is a small family-run guest house which lies in the world heritage tropical rain forests of Far North Queensland, within 30 minutes drive of Cairns. It was established in 1985 as a guest-house for those with an interest in natural history, particularly birds, and was one of the first birding businesses to set up in Far North Queensland.

The space
We offer a true rainforest experience. Apart from a small garden envelope immediately adjacent to the main house, the grounds and surrounding area are unspoilt rainforests, a great place to sit and relax or take quiet walks. The verandahs are elevated and look straight out into the branches of the surrounding trees. We have Cassowaries visiting almost daily, wandering from the adjacent world heritage rainforest. The local endemic bird of paradise, Victoria’s Riflebird has display posts around the grounds and often joins us at breakfast and throughout the day.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with Netflix
Washing machine – In building
Free dryer – In building
Private patio or balcony
Pack ’n play/Travel cot
Fire pit

2 nights in Kuranda

1 Jul 2020 - 3 Jul 2020

4.92 out of 5 stars from 39 reviews


Where you’ll be

Kuranda, Queensland, Australia

Cassowary House is beautifully sited in one of Australia’s top birding and wildlife regions, a short drive from Kuranda Village. Within easy reach, there are a wide variety of habitat types. Most of the areas top spots can be reached in a series of easy day trips throughout the tablelands and far north region.

We have lots of wildlife that live on this land including Cassowaries that visit this property, Gertie (female) is around 27yrs and Father or Dad (male) who is
roughly 47yrs are our residents. Although they are used to people, they should be treated with respect and given their space, to protect both them and you.

All cassowaries are wild so please follow these guidelines should you see one during your stay or any other wildlife:

Do not approach, chase or corner!

Keep a safe distance at all times.

Never feed a Cassowary or any wildlife.

If you find yourself close to a Cassowary,
the best thing to do is put something in between you and them (such as a tree).
Alternatively, you can pick up a stick
(1m long) and hold it in front of you.

Never run away from a Cassowary as they
can think it is a game and may chase you.

Never attack a Cassowary or any wildlife.

If you have any concerns, please call us.

Hosted by Leonie

  1. Joined in June 2020
  • 48 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Cassowary House is a family run guest house that is operated by myself, Ben & Ash.

During your stay

We are open 7 days a week and are available at any time as we live in the main house on the property, separate to all other accommodation. Ben & Ash will greet you on arrival.

Feel free to contact us anytime
Ben – 0430 340 230
Ashley – 0434 087 234
We are open 7 days a week and are available at any time as we live in the main house on the property, separate to all other accommodation. Ben & Ash will greet you on arrival…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy