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Bustard Downs Guesthouse

 

Bush Luxe Farm Stay

Bird Watching

Accommodation Mount Carbine

Welcome to Bustard Downs Accommodation in Tropical North Queensland. Farm Stay in unique old Renovated Tobacco Farm House at Maryfarms, Mount Carbine, Queensland, Australia

 

Bird watchers, you can see so much more when you stay at Bustard Downs,  Mount Carbine's only  boutique accommodation. Explore a pristine crystal clear creek, walk farm bush tracks, swim 20metre lap Swimming Pool. 

 

Bustard Downs is a private 220acre Organic Cattle Farm breeding Polled Grey Brahmans in Tropical Dry Savannah country. Surrounded by Brooklyn Station  with views of The Great Dividing Range towards Mt. Lewis National Park World Heritage Daintree Rainforest

45min to Mossman, 1hr West of Port Douglas, 2hrs North of Cairns and Atherton Tablelands. On your way up to Cooktown and Cape York via Mulligan Highway, this is the place to stay

 
"ACCOMMODATION WAS PERFECT"
"Thank-you, accommodation was PERFECT"
/ Tony and Amanda, Cairns,  AUS      Nov 2022
 
"WONDERFUL SELF-CONTAINED BUSH RETREAT"
"This property oozes history and charm. every creature comfort imaginable has been catered for and the quiet serenity made for a restorative stay. Hosts Jo and Will were warm and welcoming while also ensuring my privacy. A wonderful self-contained bush retreat for one or many. I can't wait to return.
/ Danielle Henderson, Cairns AUS     Nov 2022
 
 
 
"OVER 100 BIRD SPECIES IN 2 MORNINGS"
"The place is simply amazing. It is beautiful and in a beautiful environment. To be clear, it is a renovated (exceptionally well renovated) authentic farm house. So, some romantic charms (short doorways) remain and may take some getting used to. Let me say this...I have bird watched all over Far North Queensland and this place is better than them all! Seriously, we got great looks at over 100 species in two mornings! Even if you are not a birder the place is simply remarkable..."
/ Joe Steensma Missouri, USA              Aug 2022
 
 
"SUPER CLEAN"
"Fantastic stay in the authentic Tobacco farm Cottage.  All facilities including beds and bathroom are super clean. And you can see the super friendly chicken liking in the farm as a pet, she is pretty.  The most important thing in the stay is the bathroom under the stars. This is a wonderful experience, I recommend all people staying in this farm"
/ Yukiko Tokyo, Japan                           July 2022
 
"A GENTLE RETURN TO NATURE"
"If your looking for a peaceful place to stay, this gorgeous renovated farmhouse is a must visit. A gentle return to nature experience with amazing birds, grazing cattle and horses, a flowing creek and an outdoor bathroom. Perfect. I'll be back
/ Sally, Perth WA                                   July 2022
"SUNRISES, SUNSETS -SPECTACULAR"
"The accommodation is very comfortable inside and out. The outdoor shower and bath are real treats and really make the stay enjoyable with a sense of originality. The kitchen is well appointed, The surrounding countryside is beautiful and a lovely change from the coastal areas. The bird life, sights and sounds another treat. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. We loved the fact we could stay in this area but still easily visit Kuranda, Daintree and Port Douglas"
/ Susi, Adelaide, SA                                  July 2022
“ACCOMODATION WELL ABOVE YOUR AVERAGE BUSH STAY"
 

"Such a beautiful spot to stay. Everything is so tidy and  clean and the accommodation standards are well above your average ‘bush’ stay. Should be on everybody’s list if they are heading north to Cooktown or just want to escape Cairns for a night or two."


Kate Richards Cairns QLD

“MAKE IT A STOP ON YOUR WAY TO CAPE YORK"
 

"If your heading up/back to Cape York, this is the place to stay after camping up the Cape we spoilt ourselves. Loved the pool, had it to ourselves, the bed linen was unreal, the outdoor shower amazing, spa under the stars. Unique, historic bit of luxury before you head back to civilisation."


/ Meryl and Tony Williams

"PERFECT PLACE TO SIT BACK AND RELAX!"
 

"Thoroughly enjoyed our week here.  Having driven from Sydney this was a lucky find, the perfect place to sit back and relax at the end of our holiday.  Loved watching the birds, the rain sweeping across the mountains and all the tranquility Bustard Downs offers."

 

/ Bill & Isobel Macdonald

"EXCELLENT STAY"
 

"Excellent stay, linen and beds super clean and comfy, loved the authentic Tobacco Farm cottage vibe. Owner welcomed us on arrival and was more than helpful. Excellent birding on the property. " 

/ DC S

"A GREAT BIRDWATCH OPPORTUNITY WHEN YOU STAY HERE"
 

“A great birdwatching opportunity when you stay here. We had at least 7 Bustards surrounding us in the late afternoon, only 20 metres away. Spectacular views to the mountains and located next to the Mary Creek, with swimming holes. If you are into nature, and looking for a low key relaxing experience this is it.”

 

/ Alison Gott, QLD

"HOME AWAY FROM HOME"
 

“Thanks again for looking after us and providing a home away from home. Its always a lovely place to stay.”

 

/ Andrew White

"SUPER COMFORTABLE BED AND CRISTAL CLEAR POOL"
 

“Thank you for making my week so enjoyable. The bed was super comfortable and we loved waking up to the musical chorus from all your exotic birds.  Having your crystal clear pool to swim in was also a joy – looking out at your spectacular ring of mountains and colourful garden made it a unique experience.”

 

/ Liz White

"AUSTRALIANA EXPERIENCE"
 

“Lovely Australiana experience, we're Cairns locals and made an overnight stop here on our Cairns weekend getaway to Cooktown"

 

/ Linda & Tony

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Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Natural Organic farming, family

and the rustic old farm buildings built by Southern Italian immigrants during the Tobacco farming days of 1960s and '70s

Our rooms are Super Clean and spacious, an authentic country rustic experience in crisp white natural cottons and linens

We know that traveling can be exhausting, and we feel proud to offer this high quality accommodation with stunning Swimming Pool, picturesque farm tracks and pristine natural environment to explore.

The Guesthouse oozes charm and character and will have you relaxed and rested from the moment you arrive.

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