Cooktown to Cape Tribulation

Nature is our entertainer as we are surrounded by some very intricate and diverse Eco Systems. At Mungumby Lodge during the day guests can take advantage of the numerous walking trails, exploring the adjoining World Heritage Listed rainforests and historic mining sites, secret waterfalls and jungle pools of one of the Mungumby estates numerous creeks. There are a wide range of self-guided options & facilities at Mungumby Lodge, which guests can under-take. Spectacular waterfalls, inland lakes offer bird watching and trekking clients with numerous opportunities. The Quinkan Split Rock Artis a must for Aboriginal rock art & culture, as this area hosts Queensland's very best rock art, the Quinkan Cultural Centre offers Aboriginal guided tours of these sites. The ocean nearby offers abundant fishing and limited Great Barrier Reef activities. A half day visit to Cooktown is also highly recommended and very interesting!

The elusive Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo, which live in the area and on the Mungumby estate. Brid watching is a favourite and this can be done directly at the lodge. Also available, which include deep-sea ocean fishing to the pristine Ribbon Reefs. Light tackle estuary fishing is awesome especially by fly (see Gone fishing link below). All options can be booked at or with the Lodge.

On your arrival your hosts and guides will welcome you with a detailed explanation of surrounding nature, culture and history of this fascinating region. Listen and learn as you are introduced to the many experiences you can enjoy. Touch and feel some of the seeds and rock formations on the surrounding shelves. You are certain to learn about the Palmer River Gold rush, the story of Australia's bloodiest Aboriginal war, Captain James Cook's unplanned visit to the region and the historical village of Cooktown.

TOURING

David Mead of Great Northern Tours offers a range of different touring and specislist options. Based in Cooktown David has excellent local knowledge and offers options with bird watching, cultural experiences and the opportunity to see those well hidden spots David knows well.

Have a look at GREAT NORTHERN TOURS options and we can book this for you at no extra cost.

NQ Adventure Tours are able to offer guided charter tours from Cairns to Mungumby, Cooktown, Laura, Cape Tribulation, Daintree and the AthertonTablelands. Private guided touring in English or German is available combined with a stay at Mungumby Lodge.

We can easily quote on these options combined with Mungumby Lodge just ask in the comments area of your booking inquiry form.

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ABORIGINAL ROCK ART TOURS

The Quinkan Rock art is Queenslands most renowed rock art. Geniune in its current form and as it has been for thousands of years. Tours are usually available from late March till early December and can be adjusted as required to visit one, all or some of these spectacular sites. Should you plan a vist April to early May please check us for available access after wet season. All tours are with local experienced Indigenous Guides utilising the Quinkan Cultural Centre's 4WD vehicle. Tours preferrably  booked in advance or 24hours prior notice. Road is sealed all the way to Laura and suitable with a conventional vehicle.

Check out our self drive package!

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mungumby Lodge is a photographers paradise. Directly from the lodge or throughout the garden. Birds, plants, flowers, history, culture landscape or macro, it's all all here or within a short drive from the lodge. We are seriously into our photography as well, that's whay we live here!

MT BIKING

On the Mungumby estate as well as along Mungumby Road, down Shiptons Flat road and the surrounding regions offers an abundance of Mt Biking opportunities. Try the Twin Bridges ride out along Shiptons Flat Road. From Cooktown there is the bore fields ride behind Keatings Lagoon. Another top ride is out to the North Shore from Endevour River Escape.

MUNGUMBY MT BIKE MUSTER
JUNE 24-26th 2016

Please see the flier for a schedule of events. CLICK HERE!

ONLINE Registrations CLICK HERE!

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FISHING COOKTOWN

SE Cape York is world renown for its fishing. Coastal, river and shore fishing is some of the best. However they key is knowing the right spots and to stay away from the rest of the pack.

Mungumby Lodge usues a couple of local guides who know the spots. They are knowledgable, fun to be around and knows their stuff. Departing from Cooktown we know from experience it is best to pre plan and book a trip fishing whether to the reef, estury or up the river. The Mungumby team would be happy to arranage this for you at no extra cost! If there are unexpected changes we can liase with the operator to ensure you do not miss your planned trip, we can also arrange with our Chef to have your catch prepared & cooked on your return.

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Fishing operators offer guided fishing charters and wildlife tours around Cooktown, Cape York, Australia. Fish with lures, fly, pole or live-bait for barramundi, coral trout, tuna, mackerel, jacks, trevally and Queenies. With many years of experience fishing locally the operators we use pride themselves on their personalised, professional and consistent fishing charters.

Add your request in your comments area of your booking form.

 

HIKING HELENVALE OR COOKTOWN

We have mnany great hiking trails on the property as well as nearby. At the lodge we have brochure that includes all the local walks from Cedar Bay to Mt Cook.

 

KITE SURFING COOKTOWN

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Kite surfing around the Cooktown region guarantees strong winds and ideal conditions from May till October. In the Cooktown area you are assured exclusive locations south and north, from Wujal Wujal to Cape Melville. Strong, constant trade winds off Cedar Bay, Weary Bay, Walkers Bay, Cape Bedford, Indian Head and Cape Flattery mean these areas are for ideal for experienced kiters.

The Cooktown region both south and north offers golden sands with clear flat lagoons known at these special kitesurfing locations. We request total respect for the wishes of traditional owners, which means not driving on the beaches at low tide, use small boats where you need to, or walk in and always obtain a permit for access.

In our region you can expect lots of wind, lots of adventure, natural golden sands, warm water and the ocean to yourself. We have a local charter boat available departing from Cooktown that can take you to some of the most unique kite surfing spots or outer reefs

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Here at Mungumby Lodge on the edge of the worlds oldest rainforest, you may just wish to spend your time relaxing near the pool, in the garden or in the main lounge area. Or you may wish to discover the region on your own, on one of the many hiking trails. Picnic lunches can be organized for you. Just let your hosts know. You may be looking for an experience that's not been listed here. We do offer other activities and tours and can tailor make a stay to suit your wishes. Please contact us with your requirements. Whichever way you choose to go, Mungumby Lodge will have something for you.

Don’t forget to check our Cultural Page for tour operators offering Aboriginal guided experiences.

Some things We Do Ask You to Remember

Please be aware that this region of the world is also home to exotic species of flora and fauna. We therefore ask you, to always pay attention to warning signs, especially if you are out there exploring the area without a professional guide.

Swimming from November to May should only be undertaken around Mungumby Lodge or the Annan River gorge where the waters are Croc free and safe. At the beach you can minimise the risk of stinger-injury by wearing a stinger-resistant wet-suit. The rest of the year is abide by the signage and are aware of the risks we have wonderful beaches that offer excellent ocean swimming.

Tips for Your Trip

When packing, don't forget that temperatures in Far Tropical North Queensland vary from dry season (May - Dec) to wet season (Jan - April). In the dry season the weather is normally warm to hot during the day, and can also get quite cool at nights. Pack light protective clothing to avoid sunburn, insect bites.

During the wet season we recommend you pack light waterproof clothing suitable for humid conditions. The wet season is a very nice time of the year and a time where you are sure to see more wildlife.

At whichever time of the year, we recommend you wear sturdy trekking or walking shoes / boots.

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