Great Barrier Reef Hotels

Heritage Lodge & Spa

Pros

  • Friendly fauna
  • Lots of on-site facilities
  • Tranquil rain-forest environs

Cons

  • Limited cell-phone coverage
  • Drive or longish trek to beach
  • Occasional critters
  • Internet only through roaming Wi-Fi hotspot

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

Nestled in World Heritage–listed rain forest beside Cooper Creek, this secluded spa resort is a great antidote to stress. Queen and family cabins (each with a double and three single beds) are minimalist but comfortable, with high ceilings, cool-to-the-touch tile floors, ceiling fans as well as air-conditioning, TV/DVD players, bar fridges, tea- and coffeemaking facilities, screened windows, and courtyards or balconies. Internet access is available via roaming a Wi-Fi hotspot. There's a small, pretty pool, but most guests prefer the clear natural swimming hole, also home to fish and turtles. Everything you need is on site: a good all-day eatery (with a solid kids' menu and limited room service); a well-stocked bar; a day spa offering massages, facials, body wraps, and other treatments; and service-oriented staff who can help you book the right activity or tour. There are walking trails nearby and staff can arrange off-site excursions.

Hotel Information

Address:

Turpentine Rd., Lot 236/R96, Diwan, Queensland, 4873, Australia

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Phone:

07-4098–9321

Hotel Details:

  • 20 cabins
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 07/21/2016

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