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Mungumby Lodge
Cooktown, Cook Area

Indicative Rate* $279.00 to $279.00 Room and Breakfast

07 4060 3158

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Mungumby Lodge a boutique style resort lodge just south of Cooktown and north of Port Douglas or Cairns offers quality accommodation for travellers seeking a personal experience. Their property is located at the apex of three very distinct landscapes as well as cultures; they are accessible year round. Their bungalows offer private ensuite bathrooms, are spacious and surrounded by wonderful gardens.

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Primitive tropical rainforest listed as World Heritage and one of the earths most unique and valued assets. Outback equivalent to the best Australia has to offer, along with a pristine wilderness tropical coastline on the inner edge of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. Together these areas host animals, birds, insects, fish and mangroves, which quite possibly excel that anywhere else on the continent. Also the home to the cultural spirit of the regions Aboriginal culture.

Within walking distance from Mungumby Lodge are opportunities to swim in croc free jungle waterfalls, observe wildlife, immerse one self in the regions Aboriginal culture, relive history or simply enjoy the bird song. The added comfort is knowing you have chosen the perfect base to explore their region. A region which provides a world of unique soft adventures. The Rainforest and Reef Coast!

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Property Details


  • Bar
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Communal Facilities
    Communal Facilities
  • Cots Available
    Cots Available
  • Cycle/Running Path
    Cycle/Running Path
  • High Chair
    High Chair
  • Ice
  • Open fireplace
    Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
    Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
    Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Restaurant - Licensed
    Restaurant Licensed
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
    Tour Desk
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other Information

07.30 - 18.00

Children are welcome at Mungumby Lodge when accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Dogs are welcome if they remain on a lead at all times and do not constantly bark or annoy other guests.

Tour Access:
They have their own Great Northern Safari and Cooktown Rainforest and Tropical Coast experience packages available for 3 days 2 nights excursions ex Cairns airport. Private 4x4 vehicular chauffeur transfers are available from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas. This is a spectacular away to travel especially if you are looking for comfortable adventure. Refreshment breaks, guided walks and lunch is included for a maximum of 7 pax. Via Cape Tribulation and the infamous rainforest and reef coast safari trip is a once in a lifetime trip through the most magnificent scenery and ancient tree lined track.

Access Information:
The drive to their lodge from the village of Cooktown is only 25 minutes south on the Mulligan Highway, it is sealed all the way to near the lodge driveway (4 kilometres). Coming from Cairns, Helenvale is located 3 kilometres north of the Little Annan River crossing on the inland Mulligan Highway. This road is sealed all the way from Mareeba to to the Little Annan River and on to Cooktown.
Travelling the coast road, which is very scenic the road is sealed till Cape Tribulation. From this point on, the track is unsealed and very much 4x4 country. It is known as the notorious Bloomfield Track and spans from Cape Tribulation to the Bloomfield River where it then becomes the Bloomfield Road and mostly sealed until Shiptons Flat.
The coast road is often closed in the Wet season due to swollen river crossings, however the inland road is open 12 months of the year day and night and a great drive north.

0 up to 3 years are Free of Charge when sharing with parents. 4-12 years as per extra person rate for room, child rates for meals. If a cot is required an additional cost of AUD15.00 per night applies.

Cancellation Information:
There will be no cancellation charge if the booking is at full retail rate and cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellation or no show within 48 hours, an overnight room cancellation charge will apply. Cancellations or no shows within 24hours accommodation and one day's pre arranged meals charge applies. All bookings made on special offers or industry discounts are payable in full with no refund available, but booking is transferable to an alternative date or person. Once flights bookings have been confirmed for packages there is a AUD35 per person cancellation fee.

Departure Details:
Most transport options leave from Cairns, Mareeba, Mossman, Port Douglas or Palm Cove.

Disabled Facilities:
With great regret, due to the surrounding uneven terrain, reasons people come here and adventuresome aspect to Mungumby Lodge they are unfortunately not able to host customers with reduced mobility. However your enquiry is welcome!

Further Details:
If you seek getting off the grid, wilderness, tranquillity and soft adventure experiences with limited device connectivity our region is ideal. In a fantastic setting they provide quality very clean accommodation, superb meals and memorable luxury travelling experiences. Bird watching, swimming in jungle waterfalls and seeing rare and exotic species of plant and animal are seasonally in abundance. The atmosphere, food, knowledge and team at Mungumby are all well respected on Cape York.

Hotel Pick-up:
They are able to arrange pick-ups at cost and in advance pick up from the Lions Den Hotel, Helenvale Airstrip, Cooktown airport, Cooktown Wharf, Cairns Hotels, Port Douglas resorts, Palm Cove resorts.

How To Get There:
Travel times Cairns to Cooktown: Inland road from Cairns to Helenvale (self drive) 3.5 hours. Flight from Cairns to Cooktown 45 minutes. Private transfer Cooktown airport to Mungumby 35 minutes. Coastal Safari from Cairns via Cape Tribulation 6 hours.
Private 4x4 vehicular chauffeur transfers are available from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas as private charter. This is a spectacular away to travel especially if you are looking for comfortable adventure. Refreshment breaks and Lunch is included for a max of seven pax. Via Cape Tribulation and the infamous rainforest and reef coast safari trip is a once in a lifetime trip through the most magnificent scenery and ancient tree lined 4x4 track.
Air safaris across the reef and rainforest are a spectacular way to visit, even if it is only one way! Self-drive or safari options from Cairns and its Northern Beaches also offer spectacular sights from the ground. Inland offers the true outback, unlike the rainforest clad coast road it is sealed almost all the way!
Flights are available to Cooktown twice per day (weekdays) and available on weekends through peak season. Airport transfers can be arranged by appointment
Private charter flights are available to Helenvale airstrip (private) 5 minutes from the lodge. The Helenvale airstrip is surveyed, in service and in excellent condition for most aircraft types. Please enquire!

Opening Hours:
Reception is open from 07.30 through till 18.00. If arriving late then please call 4060 3158 in advance to advise.
Restaurant facilities:- Breakfast 07.30 - 09.00 Lunch - by appointment (picnic packs available also) Dinner 18.00 - 22.00 - by appointment
Bar:- Honesty mini bar available for in house guests. Bar is open 12.00 - close.

Pet Information:
If your dog is friendly, well behaved and remains on a lead, Mungumby Lodge and team are happy to ensure your dog has a great break to. Due to location and surrounding National Park, dogs must exercise on a lead also. Cats are unfortunately not allowed.

Access Information:
Public transport is operated by Country Road coach line. They operate basic seat in coach public transport options via Mareeba on the Mulligan Highway or along the rainforest and reef coast via Cape Tribulation, Wujal Wujal and Bloomfield.

Service Information:
All rooms are serviced daily.

Tariff Information:
Rates may be reviewed subject to GST Legislation and new tax law/changes or fuel levy's. All rates are subject to Australian Pacific Lodges Pty Ltd terms of trade. Tropical breakfast included in rates for all paying persons.

As they say in Queensland "every day a blue day mate". The weather for their area is always good, whether it be the Summer or Winter.
Many travellers are advised not to travel to Cape York in summer? This is often an assumption due to the monsoonal rains across northern Australia. However, not so for the seasoned traveller visiting south east Cape York. Today most areas on Cape York are accessible all year round, if not by road certainly by air. Travelling to Cooktown is not only possible all year, but quick and easy. Mungumby Lodge welcomes guests twelve months of the year. Their properties peak tourist season at the lodge runs from June through to the second week in December. In January they become busy again until April, the numbers are slightly less than in winter, but the wildlife are out to play and excels. Being a small boutique resort style lodge they are never crowded,tranquillity and their location are their greatest assets.
Dry Season for them is generally - May - December with the calmest and bluest days recorded June till late November.
Wet Season for them is generally January - April with the highest rainfall often recorded in February and March


Standard room interior

They have ten spacious wooden bungalows with ensuite bathrooms and private patios. These are constructed separately from each other and the main building within the gardens. A large spacious main building (Homestead) with wide-open living areas right on the edge the beautiful Mungumby Creek. For meals, reading or just plain relaxing by the pool guests use the spacious homestead, which is surrounded by large tropical gardens and pool overlooking the rainforest

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 4 - 4 people
Bed Types Available: Bunk Beds, Queen Size BedStudio Room
Capacity: 1 - 3 people
Bed Types Available: Queen Size Bed, Single BedNot Applicable
Capacity: 1 - 2 people
Bed Types Available: Queen Size Bed, Bunk Beds

Indicative Rates*

$279.00$279.00Room and Breakfast
Twin or Double share

Other Information

Children: Mungumby Lodge welcomes children that are well behaved and are supervised by parents at all times. They have a family room with a queen double and bunks. Alternatively they have bungalows next to each other that can cater for larger families of those seeking privacy

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Queensland 4895 Australia

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