Sanctuary Retreat

Cabins in Garners Beach

Set in the heart of lush tropical Rainforest, this accredited Eco-lodge with its secluded beaches, unique accommodation, delicious food, tranquil pool, walking trails, yoga and massage, is the paradise you have been waiting to discover.

A$70.00 - A$185.00
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Rainforest Hut (share bathrooms) - Twin
Capturing the cool, green light of the rainforest, accommodation is in secluded forest huts nestled in the rainforest canopy. A minimalist design maximises the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest whilst giving some personal space to those creatures you may prefer not to sleep with. Accessed by a boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the rainforest huts have no solid walls, instead the timber structure is screened on all four sides with weather proof curtains able to be drawn for privacy and protection from adverse weather. Each hut has a small verandah, simple furnishings and sleeps two in either double or twin occupancy.

#43898

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$70.00
Rainforest Hut (shared bathrooms) - Double
Capturing the cool, green light of the rainforest, accommodation is in secluded forest huts nestled in the rainforest canopy. A minimalist design maximises the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest whilst giving some personal space to those creatures you may prefer not to sleep with. Accessed by a boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the rainforest huts have no solid walls, instead the timber structure is screened on all four sides with weather proof curtains able to be drawn for privacy and protection from adverse weather. Each hut has a small verandah, simple furnishings and sleeps two in either double or twin occupancy.

#43899

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$70.00
Rainforest Hut (alfresco en-suite) - Twin
Elegant and rustic at the same time, these outside ensuites offer a convenient addition to the Rainforest Huts. A simple deck extends from the hut, while privacy is created by the natural foliage of the forest. Gravity fed with fresh, cold water collected onsite, the ensuites are appointed with a shower, toilet and basin fittings of quality and style

#43901

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$90.00
Rainforest Hut (alfresco en-suite) - Double
Elegant and rustic at the same time, these outside ensuites offer a convenient addition to the Rainforest Huts. A simple deck extends from the hut, while privacy is created by the natural foliage of the forest. Gravity fed with fresh, cold water collected onsite, the ensuites are appointed with a shower, toilet and basin fittings of quality and style

#43902

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$85.00
Deluxe Canopy Cabin – Twin
Of solid wooden construction, with ample, screened glass windows, the canopy cabins offer maximum protection from the elements, while still offering a close connection to the sights and sounds of the forest. Larger than the rainforest huts, these cabins are stylishly appointed with polished wooden floors, handmade natural timber furniture and spectacular glass-walled bathrooms looking out high in the trees. With a studio-style lounge and bedroom and a private, furnished verandah, the canopy cabins offer superior accommodation in an entirely natural environment.

#43904

Max. 3 guests (2 included) Min. 2 nights
from A$165.00
Deluxe Canopy Cabin - Double
Of solid wooden construction, with ample, screened glass windows, the canopy cabins offer maximum protection from the elements, while still offering a close connection to the sights and sounds of the forest. Larger than the rainforest huts, these cabins are stylishly appointed with polished wooden floors, handmade natural timber furniture and spectacular glass-walled bathrooms looking out high in the trees.

#43905

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$145.00

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Description

Sanctuary Retreat is an affordable accredited eco-tourism rainforest sanctuary at Mission Beach, North Queensland, half way between Townsville and Cairns. Set on over 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest overlooking the Coral Sea, Sanctuary is as much a refuge for travellers as it is for wildlife.

Designed to minimally impact on the outstanding natural values of the environment, Sanctuary offers guests an intimate, yet comfortable rainforest experience in a unique setting.

Sitting high on a hill to catch the cooling breezes and views across the forest to the Coral Sea beyond, the Sanctuary Long House Restaurant and Bar captures the essence of the tropics. Polished hardwood floors, high ceilings with fans lazily shifting the balmy air and a balcony situated perfectly to watch the sunrise heralded by a dawn chorus or a full moon appear out of the sea at sunset.

Accommodation is in either secluded forest huts or deluxe canopy cabins nestled under the rainforest canopy. Sanctuary offers guests a unique insight into the ecology of a tropical rainforest along with the knowledge that by staying at Sanctuary, they are contributing to the conservation of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.

The gentle trilling from an orchestra of insects interspersed with the croaking of frogs and the occasional haunting cries of owls is a soothing and entirely natural symphony to fall asleep to.

In keeping with the Sanctuary low impact philosophy, buildings are designed and constructed to ensure that the vegetation and birdlife is disturbed as little as possible. Additionally to minimize ongoing greenhouse gas emissions, the natural cooling effect of the rainforest was incorporated into the designs so that air-conditioning is not required and more than adequate cooling is produced from cross ventilation and ceiling fans. Two unique and contrasting styles of accommodation are offered at Sanctuary to suit all tastes and budgets.

Rainforest Huts

Capturing the cool, green light of the rainforest, accommodation is in secluded forest huts nestled in the rainforest canopy. A minimalist design maximises the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest whilst giving some personal space to those creatures you may prefer not to sleep with.

Accessed by a boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the rainforest huts have no solid walls, instead the timber structure is screened on all four sides with weather proof curtains able to be drawn for privacy and protection from adverse weather. Each hut has a small verandah, simple furnishings and sleeps two in either double or twin occupancy.

  • Single / Twin / Double
  • Share Bathroom (10 – 70 metres away)
  • Fans / Light
  • Natural Drinking Water
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels available for hire from Reception
  • Powerpoints available for use in communal area

Rainforest Huts with Alfresco Ensuites

Elegant and rustic at the same time, these outside ensuites offer a convenient addition to the Rainforest Huts.

A simple deck extends from the hut, while privacy is created by the natural foliage of the forest. Gravity fed with fresh, cold water collected onsite, the ensuites are appointed with a shower, toilet and basin fittings of quality and style.

  • Single / Twin / Double
  • Open air /cold water ensuite
  • Fans / Light
  • Natural Drinking Water
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels available for hire from Reception
  • Powerpoints available for use in communal area

Deluxe Canopy Cabins

For those interested in more creature comforts, then the deluxe canopy cabins may be for you.

Of solid wooden construction, with ample, screened glass windows, the canopy cabins offer maximum protection from the elements, while still offering a close connection to the sights and sounds of the forest.
Larger than the rainforest huts, these cabins are stylishly appointed with polished wooden floors, handmade natural timber furniture and spectacular glass-walled bathrooms looking out high in the trees.

With a studio-style lounge and bedroom and a private, furnished verandah, the canopy cabins offer superior accommodation in an entirely natural environment.

  • Single / Twin / Double / Triple
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini Bar / Fridge
  • Lights / Fans
  • Powerpoints
  • Ensuite with glass walled shower
  • Linen & Towels

Amenities

  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets not allowed
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Accept VISA
  • Accept MasterCard
  • Massage
  • Linen supplied
  • Internet access
  • Bar
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • Camp kitchen
  • Cooked Breakfast Available
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Ensuite
  • Tour desk
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Balcony
  • Bath towels provided
  • Broadband internet available
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cooking facilities
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Stairs
  • Outdoor pool
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Eco-Friendly

Directions

Location
Sanctuary can be found at 72 Holt Rd, Garners Beach, Mission Beach in tropical North Queensland, about 2 hours south of Cairns and 3 hours north of Townsville.

Arrival

To help ensure the serenity of Sanctuary is preserved, no private vehicles are allowed beyond the carpark. The Sanctuary 4WD vehicle transports guests on arrival with their luggage from the car park to the main building between 8am and 9 pm.
Please note that the latest arrival time must be before 9.00pm.

Greyhound and Premier coaches will arrive at Wongaling Beach (also know as Mission Beach Central) from here you will need to take a taxi (0429 689 366 or 13 1008) to Sanctuary. Download a street map and detailed information for both bus and self-drive travellers. Those travelling by coach should advise Sanctuary of their coach time at least 24 hours prior to arrival.

Location

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House rules

Sanctuary is located on the top of a steep hill giving wonderful views. However, the steep terrain means that to make the most out of Sanctuary, intending guests should be reasonably fit and physically active. Sanctuary regrets that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 11 years old

Terms & conditions

Credit Card details are only required to secure your booking. Full payment is processed upon arrival via your preferred payment method. Last check in is at 9pm. Cancellations or modifications are free if made more than 3 days from the booked day of arrival. One night's cancellation fee shall apply if the booking is cancelled less than 72 hours prior to the arrival date. Date changes are subject to availability.

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