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Boutique Bush-Luxury

Private Guesthouse

Accommodation Mount Carbine

Tropical North Queensland, Cairns Greater Region, Unique Old Renovated Tobacco Farmhouse - Guesthouse. Farm Stay and birdwatching at Maryfarms, Mount Carbine. 

 

Bustard Downs is a 220acre Organic Cattle Farm on alluvial plains, open eucalyptus woodlands adjoining the Mary Creek flowing down from Daintree World Heritage Rainforest framing Dry Tropical Savannah.

1hr West of Port Douglas, 2hrs North of Cairns and Atherton Tablelands, or on your way up to Cooktown and Cape York on the Mulligan Highway, this is the place to stay

 
"SIMPLY AMAZING IN A BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT"
"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 USA
 
 
"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
"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
“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

"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

"AUSTRALIANA EXPERIENCE"
 

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

 

/ Linda & Tony

“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

"A MUST FOR BIRDWATCHERS"
 

“Stayed here for over a week, it is so peaceful, the gardens are beautiful, plenty of wildlife, a must for birdwatchers, the Mary river is fantastic, 360 degree awesome views.  The accommodation is excellent, Will, Jo and Sam have done a great job providing us with a piece of paradise.”

 

/ Lorraine Mahonei

"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

" OH LOOK, ITS JUST LIKE THAT PLACE WE STAYED AT IN SOUTHERN ITALY"

"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

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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 in 1950s-'60s-'70s

Our rooms are spacious, our rates are reasonable and the rustic Bush-Luxe experience unparalleled.

We know that traveling can be exhausting, and we feel proud to offer this high quality accommodation for overnight and longer stays.

We've done our best to make your stay easy and restful, all you need to do, is bring your food and drinks for self-catering 

We may or may not be present during your stay, but only a phone call away

Take a look at our site to find out more about our rooms and amenities. Get in touch, let us know your dates

We look forward to welcoming you soon

Will & Jo

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