Quick Fact Sheet

LOCATION

Located Helenvale/Rossville 25 minutes before Cooktown, Far North Queensland, Australia. Mungumby Lodge is on a freehold environmental estate where you are at one with nature. The Lodge is fully assessable all year round. On three boundaries the estate is surrounded and preserved by a conservation reserve and World Heritage Listed National Park. It also neighbours the famous Black Mountain National Park one of the world’s oldest (260 million y.o) rock formations. The property is a private nature refuge.

ACCESS

The drive to Cooktown is only 25 minutes north and is sealed all the way to the Lodge driveway which is hard-packed granite. Coming from Cairns, Black Mountain is located a short distance from the Little Annan River crossing on the inland Mulligan Highway. This road is sealed all the way from Mareeba, Lakeland, Kings Plain then the Little Annan River. Our 4 km driveway (Mungumby Rd) is off Shiptons Flat Road and remains unsealed but passable in a 2WD May – Jan. We recommend an all-wheel drive in the months of Feb & April. Travelling the infamous coast road, the road is sealed till Cape Tribulation and then again sealed after the Bloomfield River, this is one of the most scenic coastal drives one can do, we recommend north–south due to views and road information. The coast road is frequently closed between Feb & March due to swollen river crossings. Inland Mulligan Highway is open 12 months of the year day & night but can also experience road closure at McLeod River crossing between Mt Carbine and the Palmer River roadhouse. Our property is well sign posted on the Mulligan Highway and coastal routes.

COMMUNICATION

We offer clients Wifi when used responsibly it is FOC between 09.30 – 21.00 and can be used at the BBQ Pavilion or homestead at this stage. The lodge telephone is available to use for short mobile or national calls. There is limited Mobile coverage in most of the COOK Shire and due to our unique location no mobile coverage at Mungumby Lodge. However, with the right smart phone, you are able to use voice-over wifi. If any technical support is required for connectivity please ask your provider.

TRAVEL TIMES FROM CAIRNS AIRPORT: –

Cooktown to Mungumby 25 min
Mulligan Highway (sealed) from Cairns to Black Mountain (self-drive) 3.5hrs
Coastal Safari to/from Port Douglas Mossman via Cape Tribulation 4.0 hrs

BREAKFAST AT MUNGUMBY

Yummy Fresh Continental Buffet Breakfast is available (opens at 07.30 and finishes (cleared) at 09.00) Breakfast is so important to start each and every day. We, therefore, offer a tropical buffet of fresh-cut fruits, preserves, toasts, cereal selection, soft cheese, boiled eggs, juice selection and freshly made tea or plunger coffee brought to the table (Nespresso Coffee options available at extra cost). If you’re not a tea or coffee drinker we offer a selection of herb infusion teas.

MEALS & BEVERAGES

Guests can enjoy our Aussie Fire Pit and BBQ Pavilion or use the dining area and bar for light meals or to eat indoors. Many clients bring food back from the numerous outlets in Cooktown and reheat in the lodge microwave. Alternatively, evening meals or lunches can be taken in Cooktown, or at the nearby Lions Den Hotel (5min drive) with a great atmosphere in a unique historic pub setting or combined. We offer numerous beverages and snacks at the bar at the homestead. Bottleshop BYO wine, beers and alcoholic beverages can be consumed in the homestead and the bar is stocked with glassware.

Cooktown markets from Mungumby Lodge

EXPLORE S.E CAPE YORK

Nature is our entertainer as we are surrounded by some very intricate and diverse Eco Systems. Guests can take advantage of the walking trails, and explore the adjoining World Heritage rainforests and historic mining sites, secret waterfalls and jungle pools on the properties’ numerous creeks. There is a wide range of self-guided options & facilities at Mungumby Lodge, which guests can partake in at no additional cost. Self-guided tours to the Split Rock art sites. Self-drive options to deserted beaches and stunning rainforests are a short distance away. Spectacular waterfalls and inland billabongs offer bird-watching and trekking clients numerous opportunities. The ocean nearby (25 minutes) offers abundant coastal activities.