Sanctuary Retreat

Cabins for rent in Garners Beach

This property has 6 accommodation options with instant availability and live bookings

$70.00 - $165.00*per dayprice range estimate*Book a room from $70




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#43895
Rainforest Hut (share bathrooms) - Twin
#43898
max. 2 guests min. 1 nights
A$70.00
nightly from
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.
Linen supplied Fans (ceiling/standard) Balcony
Rainforest Hut (shared bathrooms) - Double
#43899
max. 2 guests min. 1 nights
A$70.00
nightly from
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.
Linen supplied Fans (ceiling/standard)
Rainforest Hut (alfresco en-suite) - Twin
#43901
max. 2 guests min. 1 nights
A$90.00
nightly from
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
Linen supplied Fans (ceiling/standard)
Rainforest Hut (alfresco en-suite) - Double
#43902
max. 2 guests min. 1 nights
A$90.00
nightly from
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
Linen supplied Fans (ceiling/standard)
Deluxe Canopy Cabin – Twin
#43904
max. 3 guests min. 2 nights
A$165.00
nightly from
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.
Laundry facilities Pool Restaurant Kitchen Accept VISA Accept MasterCard
Massage Linen supplied Internet access Bar Fans (ceiling/standard) Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Ensuite Tour desk Masseur Balcony Bath towels provided Clothes dryer
Cooking facilities Microwave Parking Stairs Outdoor pool Washing machine
Free WiFi Eco-Friendly
Deluxe Canopy Cabin - Double
#43905
max. 2 guests min. 2 nights
A$165.00
nightly from
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.
Laundry facilities Restaurant Accept VISA Accept MasterCard Massage Linen supplied
Internet access Bar Fans (ceiling/standard) Tea/Coffee Making Facilities Ensuite Tour desk
Balcony Bath towels provided Parking Stairs Outdoor pool Washing machine
Free WiFi Eco-Friendly

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

Holt Road, Garners Beach QLD 4852, Australia

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

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

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.

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.

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